impulse control

My ex-husband used to tell the funniest story about the day his parents got new barstools when he was a kid. This was the Seventies, when installing a bar in your basement and hanging a dartboard just steps away from your washing machine seemed not only relaxing, but logical. My ex’s parents were teachers andRead more…

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dear sheryl

Dear Sheryl, OMG, I totally love Tina, too! I read Bossypants once and listened to it, like, three times on long drives. I even let my then-9-year-old son listen along, which I’m aware is incredibly inappropriate, but I can’t help but hope that some of Tina’s funny, feminist wisdom seeped into his budding male psyche.Read more…

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knocked up

Everybody’s good at something. For instance, my neighbor Susan makes delicious cupcakes, my friend Kathy is a really fast runner and my ex-husband shovels snow like, well, nobody’s business. I am really good at getting pregnant. Seriously, it just comes naturally to me. My ex just had to give me a sexy look and nineRead more…

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in the land of teenagers

I have a wooden sign resting on the windowsill above my kitchen sink that reads: Hire a Teenager and continues in smaller letters beneath: While they still know everything, and every time I see it am reminded of this brave new world in which I live. Some days I walk around my house feeling asRead more…

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