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)
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.)
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)
“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)
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?