mommy math

I have a confession to make: although I purport to be this harried mother-of-four – making a sandwich with one hand while blogging with the other — the truth is that over the last nine months two of those kiddos have been far away at school. The brother and sister are back-to-back grade-wise so heRead more…

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growing up and liking it

Recently, conversations about STDs and the regular use of deodorant reminded me of the two worlds of parenting I straddle with my four children. My two sons bookend their sisters as the oldest and youngest of the brood and with 10 years between them, the only thing the boys have ever been on the sameRead more…

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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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