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)

The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)

My daughter and her BFFs were having breakfast at my kitchen counter after a sleepover. They were watching me flit about the kitchen, chopping and bagging ahead of my busy day so that we would have an easy and healthy Continue reading The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)

Why I Prefer Teenagers Over Toddlers (Seriously) (Published In Kveller)

“What a cute pumpkin hat,” I said to the woman holding the toddler behind me on line at the grocery store. “Thanks! My friend knit it for her,” she beamed. “Enjoy it while you can still dress her without a Continue reading Why I Prefer Teenagers Over Toddlers (Seriously) (Published In Kveller)

Does Having Good Manners Make Me A B*tch? (Published in The Huffington Post)

The day was young and I’d already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the bitch? Where’s the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, Continue reading Does Having Good Manners Make Me A B*tch? (Published in The Huffington Post)