How Much Would You Pay for a Clean Bedroom?

Sometimes, I can’t stand to hear some of the words that come out of my mouth. Usually, they are the same words that used to come out of my own mother’s mouth. The ones that addressed particular behaviors and were repeated at regular intervals: “Chew with your mouth closed.” “Don’t pick your teeth.” “Put yourRead more…

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I Survived Black Friday and Teen Angst, All in One Night

I wrote this essay two years ago after being coerced by my then 14-year-old daughter into a midnight Black Friday run to Target. I was not happy. The good news is now she has friends who can drive her to wherever she feels compelled to go post-Turkey and I can remain at home on myRead more…

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