I stopped eating my toddler. And his food.

I stopped eating my toddler. And his food.

A lot of women have trouble losing the baby weight, but for me, that was never an issue. Nursing gave me the metabolism of a hyperactive ferret. So much so that after having weaned, it’s actually occurred to me when I’ve gained weight tha ...
My teenage daughter thinks I’m cool.

My teenage daughter thinks I’m cool.

When my youngest, 14, told me her friend was not only reading but very much enjoying Flight of the Little Dove, a sweet historical romance, I smiled the entire day. My daughter said her friend asked, “Are you related to the author?” And w ...
“Don’t be so mean to yourself, Mommy!”

“Don’t be so mean to yourself, Mommy!”

Today was a crazy morning, and all I can say is it’s a miracle I got out of the house wearing deodorant, and something other than pajamas. As I was driving my kids to the YMCA, I made a face at myself in the rear-view mirror ...
I survived raising four children!

I survived raising four children!

Wow, I’ve always wanted a bunch of sisters! I have 4 grown children, and am a retired nurse, so I am happy to share any information that anyone thinks might be helpful, be it mothering or medical. Or on acquiring a horse at midlife! ...
Work it, girl!

Work it, girl!

Yesterday I took my 8-year-old daughter, Sagey, on a casting call for a DKNY ad. The reason the casting agency called me is a long and boring story, so I’ll skip that and fast forward right to the bragging. ...
Will dance for pizza.

Will dance for pizza.

Our 6 year-old might not be “Dance Moms” material, but she does a mean Rockafeller Skank. Her groovy moves were caught on camera, right in front of Papa John’s. She likes to move it, move it. ...
A-B honor roll, yeah, baby!

A-B honor roll, yeah, baby!

Just need to report that threats and bribes DO work. My very very bright third-grader would rather giggle over fart jokes than read. His first report card was a sea of Cs, but apparently he will work for Legos. Score!!! (Thank god for Captain Underpa ...