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 be the Best Grandma (and Drive Your Adult Kids Crazy) (Published in Parent Co.)

My mom is a grandma on steroids, blinded by adoration, paranoia, and utter subjectivity when it comes to the objects of her perfection – oops, I meant, affection. She is wild about her grandchildren. So what exactly is the problem? Continue reading How to be the Best Grandma (and Drive Your Adult Kids Crazy) (Published in Parent Co.)

My Son Asked How I knew Who To Marry And This Is What I Said (Published in Kveller)

I was totally blindsided (as usual) when my then 16-year-old son dropped what is arguably the most important question since, “Where do babies come from?” over dinner one night: “Mom, how did you know who to marry? I mean, how did you Continue reading My Son Asked How I knew Who To Marry And This Is What I Said (Published in Kveller)

When Grandma Ruins the Tooth Fairy… Twice (Published in Kveller)

“I lost another tooth!” my 8-year-old daughter shrieked as she ran towards me with the little bloody specimen. I pretended not to gag (I survived as a pre-med student for two semesters before dropping out, following a gruesome dissection lab Continue reading When Grandma Ruins the Tooth Fairy… Twice (Published in Kveller)

Can Men and Women Be Just-Friends Without the Sex-Thing Getting in the Way?

Here is the latest entry from the Kenny and Erris project:  She Said, He Said: The Gender Eclipse. Kenny and Erris are close friends, blissfully married to others and tackling gender-related issues from their respective viewpoints.   This time we were Continue reading Can Men and Women Be Just-Friends Without the Sex-Thing Getting in the Way?