How My Daughter & I Accidentally Became the ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Published in Kveller)

The deafening crack of thunder shook the gymnastics floor and rattled me on the bleachers. I prayed that the torrential mid-summer downpour would slow down before we made a run for the car after my daughter’s tumbling lesson. I could Continue reading How My Daughter & I Accidentally Became the ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Published in Kveller)

How to Not Lose Your Sh*t When Dropping Your Kid Off at College (Published in Kveller)

Last year after dropping my firstborn off at college, I wrote an article describing what now seems like a total freak-show with me starring in the central role. I sobbed for three hours on the ride home, became extremely nauseated due Continue reading How to Not Lose Your Sh*t When Dropping Your Kid Off at College (Published in Kveller)

To the Mom Who Shamed Me For Letting My Daughter Be A Cheerleader (Published In Kveller)

“How can you let your daughter be a cheerleader? I mean, you’re a professional, educated woman! How could you want THAT for your child?” It took me longer than I care to admit to process that comment and get over Continue reading To the Mom Who Shamed Me For Letting My Daughter Be A Cheerleader (Published In Kveller)

Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

October ushers in not only high pollen counts but the hugely anticipated and often dreaded homecoming dance. Non-stop chatter regarding the “right” dress, the “right” date, the “right” group, the “right” after-party—and all the wrong values—float in the air like Continue reading Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

Trying To Stay Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time (Published in The Huffington Post)

I SO didn’t want to be THAT mom. You know the type, whose life revolves around her children to such an extent that she decompensates the summer before her firstborn goes to college. Nope. Not me. I’m productive and busy. Continue reading Trying To Stay Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time (Published in The Huffington Post)