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)

Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

I learned my lesson the hard way years ago: I don’t seek out friendships with my kids’ friends’ parents. When my son was 9 years old, he befriended two boys whose mothers were close friends. Inevitably we got sucked into Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (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)

Nothing Can Prepare You For Dropping Your Firstborn Off At College (Published In Kveller)

I’m not gonna lie. Dropping my son off at college sucked. Experienced friends warned me that they cried all the way home and I empathized, but doubted that would happen to me. I expected to tear up a little hugging Continue reading Nothing Can Prepare You For Dropping Your Firstborn Off At College (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)