February 20, 2020

The other day, Lorelei (age 14) casually mentioned something about social media and said, "I posted there because it is less stressful." I know social media adds stress to their lives, but I...

January 29, 2020

My boys aren't playing a winter sport, and I have to say, I don't miss it. Not because I don't want to drive them to practice or even that I don't enjoy the games. I have come to appreciate...

January 13, 2020

Why, oh why, does there always have to be something new to worry about?!? What the hell is vaping and why does it seem everyone is doing it?

It all started with the introduction of...

August 15, 2017

Soon the back to school commercials will be coming out, with images of parents skipping through aisles of No. 2 pencils, binders and lunch boxes, the sound systems blasting, It’s the Most Wo...

July 24, 2017

When I got my first beeper, I probably should have felt empowered. After all, it meant I would be first line in case of an emergency. That made me important, right? Instead, it made me feel...

July 20, 2017

With three daughters, people have been telling me to “watch out” and “just you wait” for years. As such, I have been living with a phobia of teenage girls for quite some time, cowering at th...

July 3, 2017

I am finally settling into summer. (If one more person says it is almost over, I’m going to lose it.) This summer, I am making time to read. My first book of the season is Breaking Night, by...

June 12, 2017

This past weekend was my daughter’s dance recital. She was in three out of four shows, and some kids were in all four, performing in as many as ten numbers. That’s a lot of dancing. 

Confessi...

May 27, 2017

Prom season used to make me think limos and dresses and fun. Now, it makes me think kids and booze and sex. It isn’t my age doing this to me, it is the age of my oldest daughters. They are 1...

May 19, 2017

My advice to my daughters will be this — never stop working.

A friend and I were discussing our children’s future the other day, and she was lamenting the fact our girls will probably not hav...

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