I found myself wondering what the great humorist Erma Bombeck would do if she were in my shoes recently. I had just published a humorous essay on the website Your Teen for Parents. It was a “small moment” essay, one that I wasn’t expecting to light the internet on fire, but one that I hoped [Read More]
I wish that writing this blog (or really writing in general) made me one million dollars a year. Cue Dr. Evil, ala Austin Powers: via GIPHY Alas, writing does not pay the bills and I must work for a living. I’ve shared the glamour of my working gig before, but it’s time for an update [Read More]
Dear Son: You might feel like this year is no big deal. It’s not your first year of high school, and it’s not your last. You won’t be getting lost in the halls like the freshmen or taking standardized tests for your college applications. Nor will you be waiting to hear about college acceptances. Sophomore [Read More]
With the absence of those iconic conversation hearts this Valentine’s Day, it got me thinking about other sweet things I miss from Valentine’s Day past.
My daughter, 12, has been a Girl Scout since she was in the second grade. She’s a pro at selling Girl Scout cookies by now. (Mmm, Samoas.) However, this year her troop set a lofty goal: each Scout should sell 90 boxes. I think in the past the most she sold was 60-70, and that [Read More]
The movie Bird Box was released on Netflix just before Christmas and the internet exploded over it. I admit I was surprised. At this time of year, most people are embracing sweet, dorky Christmas movies on Hallmark. But an end of the world thriller starring a woman? Being a Sandra Bullock fan, I checked it [Read More]
Whew! That was a busy month. I know that for most of us, December can be both a joy and a giant hassle (sorry, not sorry, Christmas). Our family chucks in 2 out of 4 birthdays in December, too. Which has made me really good at throwing birthday parties during the holidays. It has also [Read More]