July 9, 2016

Last week, it happened once.

And then yesterday, twice more.

So I really had no choice but to contemplate this situation:

Someone asks me politely how I'm doing. Since I can't subscribe to the predominant, appropriate response right now and answer, "Great! How are you?" a...

July 6, 2015

 

By all accounts, I am the #AntiCraft. 

 

I don't decoupage. 

 

I don't string pasta and popcorn together to create uplifting sukkah (or Christmas tree) decorations.

 

I don't own a Bedazzler or a glue gun. 

 

My poor, crafty daughter is often heartbroken that I am uninte...

April 27, 2015

Considering my previous life in headhunting and corporate human resources (think of a cross between  The Bobs from Office Space and George Clooney in Up in the Air) I get a lot of career counseling calls. I mean, a lot. At least three every week.

 

Most of thes...

April 24, 2015

Every man for himself day  n.

 

A day in Working Parent Life when the kids are off, but parents can't possibly tell their clients/bosses that they can't work, since the kids have been off for 8 days, every 2 days. Thus, since both parents are inevitably on deadline,...

December 9, 2014

I used to know this blind auto mechanic who gave me the best advice of my life. 

 

I was about 10 years old, and at that age, if any adult uses the word "bullshit" with you, you listen and listen good. Any sanctioned use of swear words in my Midwestern world was delectab...

October 27, 2014

 

Midwestern Jews are not meant to run. That's because we're klutzy and uncoordinated. Case in point: I have broken one particular toe twice inside three months. And since I'm a perpetual overachiever, this time I broke it so badly that they have a special name for it:...

August 29, 2014

Q: What's worse than camping with a diarrhea-ridden child?

 

A: Camping with TWO diarrhea-ridden children!

 

It all started out so nicely.  Yes, we had the regular pre-trip balagan:

 

How many snacks can I have

No I want popcorn

I won't eat that sandwich if it has to...

March 31, 2014

I like to hang out with artists; they make me feel hip.

 

Several friends of mine have launched home-based businesses monetizing their talents - painters, tie-dyers, knitters, jewelers, sewers (that totally comes out looking like sewers and not sew-ers, sorry ladies...

February 14, 2014

 

Today is the best Valentine's Day I've had in years. And my husband isn't even here yet.

 

He’s been gone for just over a week, sucked into the polar vortex that is the Northeast USA. He’s in the armpit of the universe, otherwise known as New Jersey. I am at home with t...

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