Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges […]
“I Love Mondays and Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms” Book Review and Author Interview
Whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, a working mom, or a mom that works out of the home, most of us have experienced mommy guilt in one form or another as we often feel pulled in two different directions. I found myself smiling and nodding my head in agreement (she gets me!) from the first chapter in […]
Fire Safety Tips: This holiday, make sure the only fire that exists is in your heart. #sponsored post
Sometimes I joke about handsome firemen coming to my home whenever I attempt to cook – I should be so lucky! – but a real fire is no laughing matter. Even though I live above a major earthquake fault line, nothing scares me more than fire. (Flying comes a close second.) So when Kidde, the […]
10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
When I’m flying on an airplane or waiting for my nails to dry, I reach for trashy tabloids for comfort. I get a kick out of reading US Magazine’s “What’s In My Bag” and “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” as well as their “Fashion Police” section, and thought it would be fun to […]
How To Drop Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)
Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and, of course, stress. And it’s your job to make sure it goes smoothly. The key […]
Wordless Wednesday: Could it at least come with a cocktail and a cabana boy?
Need I say more?
Throwback Thursday: Got Milk?
Digging around in my closet I found this… My thermos circa 1970s. Oh, how I loved this. Imagine I saved this and not my Barbie collection (probably worth a fortune!). I can almost smell the chocolate milk. My favorite part of lunch in those days. Yes, I was a flower child, and the first girl […]
Memorial Day Weekend Roundup: Let The Fun Begin
It’s been a busy week my friends. Summer has officially started in our home now that Mini-Me has finished her first year of college (Didn’t we just drop her off??) and my empty nest status is on hiatus until the end of August. Re-entry into “mommy-mode” didn’t take but a day or so for me […]
Mother’s Day 2013: Pancakes on the ceiling and other stories
Once again it’s that special time of year when we celebrate the moms in our lives – Mother’s Day. Whether you’re the lucky recipient of breakfast in bed (and the unlucky recipient of the messy kitchen that helped create it) or going out and braving the crowds for a delicious, expensive brunch of a place […]
10 Things Only A Mother Could Say
My beautiful, funny, spirited Mom turned 83 this year. In honor of her – because every day should be Mother’s Day, right? – I would like to share some of her “mommy wisdom.” Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, her words are worth their weight in gold. Thanks Mom for caring. I love […]
College Moms Share Their Empty Nest Stories – The Good, The Bad, And The Laundry
Not long ago, when I had a freshman in college and a sophomore in high school, the reality of becoming an empty nester was looming. I had no idea what living in an empty nest would be like. After years of stay-at-home-mothering, filled with action-packed days and nights, grocery shopping, school volunteering, chauffeuring, and laundry, […]