Speed Daters

Just back from a quick trip to the Land of Grim the other night and I’m here to report that love, alas, is not waiting for me in a New Jersey strip mall. My also-single girlfriend and I drove about 40 minutes north of where we live to take part in a round of SpeedRead more…

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Young Amy: A Cautionary Tale

Over the course of the, like, bazillion hours my college girlfriends and I sat around talking during a girls’ weekend earlier this month, the topic of how much you should let your children know about your past antics came up. One of the girls said that she had an acquaintance who’s like an expert inRead more…

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Traditions: Old and New

I was agitated earlier this week when I got a text from my ex-husband announcing it was his year to spend Thanksgiving with our four children. I had already committed to hosting the holiday at my house for my side of the family and was looking forward to the planning and execution of the dinnerRead more…

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The Thrill of Victory

Although I’ve confessed to you all that I am a hopeless procrastinator and not-doer of things, I did experience a triumph in organization and planning yesterday that was really too good not to share. To begin with, while wearing pants with zippers and activating my new ATM card have not exactly been priorities lately, comingRead more…

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The Gos and Me

My neighbor Susan came over the other day and handed me this: And I was like, “That’s weird, cuz I already have this”: “I had to,” Susan told me, explaining she saw it while shopping at Francesca’s. “I knew you’d love it.” And she’s right, of course, I do. That book cracked me up whenRead more…

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Divorce 101

  I’ve always been ahead of the curve when it comes to major life events. I was in a huge rush to get married and had the ring on my finger by the time I was 23 and two years later, I was pregnant with my first child. I am familiar with being the oneRead more…

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Parenting 101: The Good, the Bad and the Yucky

As a blogger, I try to balance sharing my life’s story with protecting the innocent. Well, usually it’s the not-so-innocent who are howling about what I write here and looking for protection. I want to be honest, to write about the yuckier side of life here, but I also don’t want those I love toRead more…

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