I connected with Sarah on Twitter after I wrote The 10 Things Parents of Children with Cancer Want You to Know for the Huffington Post. I loved her story and thought it would be perfect for children touched by cancer. I have no commercial investment or benefit in Sarah's book. At 33, Sarah Josefsberg was vibrant, healthy … Continue reading Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.
I love, love, LOVE IKEA. As all parents know, children will destroy everything you love in their path. So, this time in my life is just not conducive to Italian leather sofas and delicate crystal. Sofas costing less than a mortgage payment and simple, practical pieces are much more my speed right now. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading Get IKEA Favorites Without Going to IKEA!
I must confess—I love reality TV. It’s like junk food for the brain. When life gets too heavy, you’ve had a rough day and you just want to tune out, reality TV provides the perfect escape. I was really looking forward to the new show from Donald Trump (of The Apprentice, the Celebrity Apprentice and WWE fame), … Continue reading Trump’s New Reality Show is the Worst.
Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. I … Continue reading I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.
I read Tobin's spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I'm OK With That on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin's work on his blog and soon discovered he's not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.
The obvious question I've been asked when someone learns I'm attending the Women's March on Washington is "why?" Why would hop on a bus, presumably crammed with estrogen fueled feminists for an uncomfortable 12 hour ride (each way) only to attend the Women's March? What could I possibly care about that would possess me to … Continue reading The Women’s March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.
When I left my 9-5 job to stay home with my son, I never expected to be SO. BUSY. Play dates, birthday parties, school events, doctor appointments. Then I began writing professionally, which I love, but now I have deadlines and goals to keep in mind. Oh! And I don't want to forget any important … Continue reading My Favorite Planners for 2017
While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a viral post many friends shared. In the post a grey-haired man wearing a grey suit and a smug smile appeared under the headline, “Physician Tells Parents—‘You’re doing it all wrong.’” I see this formula all the time. It’s not always from a physician; it may be … Continue reading Please Stop Telling Us We’re “Doing It All Wrong”.
When I was a child, the Christian church my family attended and where my grandma played the organ felt like home. I loved Sunday school. The youth ministers were like family. I enthusiastically chose to be baptized. I could recite all the books of the bible in order, although now I’m not sure why. As … Continue reading How My Journey to Find God Brought Me to a Synagogue.
While checking out at my local big box store, the despondent cashier rang up my items with the same level of holiday cheer I would expect from a child whose parents just revealed they were actually Santa. Kristin Wiig wouldn’t be able to get this woman to crack a smile. She wouldn’t make eye contact … Continue reading Of course it’s OK to say “Merry Christmas”.