The Boss

April 14, 2015

Yesterday I spent the day with an unrecognizable child. This child had 3 temper tantrums about non-sensible things like getting into a diaper, being fascined into a car seat and holding hands in a parking lot. There were 3 shakedowns where this same child either pushed, grabbed or hit causing another child to cry.  I went out of town for […]


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I got style!!!

June 18, 2014

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in the What’s Your Summer Style? promotion from Ross Dress for Less. I, of course, wanted to know my summer style…I have got to find some style other than shorts and tank which seems to be my everyday apparel. So I took the test here. It told me that a maxi skirt […]


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Does It Get Better? By Lisa Seidenberg

May 5, 2014

As I approach the eve of my son turning 6 months tomorrow I’m filled with a sense of awe and pride by how far we’ve come. It amazes me that it’s been 6 months since I heard his piercing wail for the first time while grinning ear to ear at my husband. Eyes locked in acknowledgement that our lives would […]


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The Ambiguous Side Dish

January 21, 2014

When attending a social gathering and one says “bring a side dish,” what does that really mean? A) Throw some pasta in a bowl and call it a side dish? B) Research an elaborate, meal alternative to impress the pants off of everyone attending? C) Pickup some slaw from Whole Foods or Sunset and pay WAY too much. D) Go […]


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Forever Enemies?

April 6, 2015

Gabby’s favorite place to put her hands is around Noah’s neck. At times, she’s my sweetest, easiest child. At other times (mainly when it comes to Noah) she’s the most unreasonable. Just before Noah was born, a close friend had a baby. Gabby wanted that baby so badly. I was so excited to see how enthusiastic she was for their […]


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Star in the Making

March 27, 2015

Years ago I watched an Olympian accredit her success to her father encouraging her. I remember thinking how I couldn’t imagine ever encouraging my child to do something that would be very difficult to succeed. This past week was “observation” week at the place where Gabby does the majority of her extra-curricular activities. I sat through ballet and jazz, her […]


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Fashion Emergency

March 17, 2015

Everyone seems to accept…damn near embrace, the fact that teenagers beat to their own drum and dress however they want. What people don’t discuss nearly enough is that toddlers – children who are practically done being toddlers and should wear what their mothers tell them, do the same thing. Who are these kids who are in their adorable outfits complete […]


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Careful what you wish for…

March 10, 2015

When people would ask me how I felt about my oldest going to kindergarten, I would laugh…no big deal!  For one, his preschool day was longer than his half day kindergarten class.  Secondly, I was so accustomed to running him to his myriad of activities to keep him busy that my life was going to be pretty darn similar. When […]


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The Boot

March 5, 2015

On the heels of yesterday’s post, Threshold of Tolerance, I have found myself thinking more and more about that post. Yes, I more or less declared that in extreme cases of disrespect I approve of physically reprimanding my child(ren). And yes, that might be an unpopular position. And no, I haven’t changed my mind in 24 hours. Rather, we have […]


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Threshold of Tolerance

March 4, 2015

I understand that kids, like adults, often get heated and say things they don’t mean. I can sleep easy knowing that I am probably not the worst mom in the world. Many of the things my children have shouted my direction are not how they actually feel about me and I can keep it in its proper perspective. But… Aren’t […]


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Career Rollercoaster

February 24, 2015

Like a bow plays the violin or better yet a well oiled machine – that’s generally speaking how Adam and I co-parent. That doesn’t mean there aren’t times where we disagree – like signing Drew up for traveling baseball tryouts or adding five minutes to a punishment. But we support each other and don’t waiver in front of our monsters. […]


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It’s Potty Time!!!!

February 17, 2015

There’s only one thing I hate more that changing diapers – a newly “potty trained” child. And with two potty trained children, there’s only one left. Once he turned two, people started talking… Drew is not an easy child but he was an incredibly easy potty trainer. At 18 months he peed on the potty for the first time. He […]


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Whats your vote???

February 10, 2015

I live in a world of over-scheduled, over-structured and over-schooled kids. I’m certainly not innocent here. My pre-k daughter is in ballet/jazz, hip hop/poms, broadway bound, gymnastics and swim class. I’d like to say it’s because kids can no longer run the streets until dinner time like they did back in my day. But first of all, I’m not 75 […]


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