Um, Alicia Silverstone….ew!

Um, Alicia Silverstone….ew!

Today’s Mommy Cop citation goes to Hollywood celeb Alicia Silverstone, for Clueless-ly feeding her adorable toddler, Bear, by chewing and swallowing food in her own mouth and then transferring the chewed up food into his. I suddenly feel a lot ...
I hate my birthday.

I hate my birthday.

The ironic thing about being a mom with small kids is that while your life seems to revolve around OTHER people’s birthdays–the whole bounce house, do-you-want-Sponge-Bob-or-Captain-America, goody bags up the wazoo deal–your own bir ...
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 ...
It’s Kegel Time.

It’s Kegel Time.

We’ve all heard of Kegel exercises and (hopefully) we all know how to do them. But they’re not really the kind of workout you schedule, like time at the gym. I squeeze in my Kegel workout every morning while I’m doing my hair and ma ...
My “me” time: being zapped with painful laser beams

My “me” time: being zapped with painful laser beams

How pathetic is this? Yesterday, the most relaxing moment of my day was when I was lying under harsh fluorescent lights while a masked technician zapped painful beams of electricity into the hair follicles on the most delicate parts of my body with a ...
The broken toe.

The broken toe.

Take one calm Super-mom with years of yoga and spiritual training. Add in her teenage daughter, having an especially teenagerish moment, and what do you get? A bloody rampage more painful than four childbirth experiences combined. (And it STILL HURTS ...
“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 ...