A Mile in Her Shoes: Picking Favorites (Not among my children.)

I love her style. Maybe, if I spend time with her, it will rub off.  A list.  She’s beautiful, like model beautiful. If I hang with her, I’ll be the fat, plain friend. B list. She’s too negative. I can’t have that in my life. She’s too happy-happy joy joy…. Read more“A Mile in Her Shoes: Picking Favorites (Not among my children.)”

Thanks, Today Show- But, I Refuse to take the Mommy Wars, Bait.

“Seriously? Are we still here? It’s 2015.” That was my response to the discussion this morning on The Today Show.  Inspired by an Op-Ed piece written by A SAHM. She said (I’m paraphrasing)  “Parenting is not a job, it’s a privilege.” Which somehow managed to spur another round of Mommy Wars…. Read more“Thanks, Today Show- But, I Refuse to take the Mommy Wars, Bait.”

#A Mile in Her Shoes- In Which I order a Hijab and Worry about Watchlist’s…Confessions of a post 9/11 bigot.

9/10/2001- Every time I saw my beautiful, veiled Muslim neighbors- Or, drove past the mosque on the corner by my house- I thought: “Exotic.  Reverent. Modest. Intrigued. Different and Beautiful.” 9/12/2001- Every time I saw one of my beautiful veiled Muslim neighbors or drove by the mosque on the corner… Read more“#A Mile in Her Shoes- In Which I order a Hijab and Worry about Watchlist’s…Confessions of a post 9/11 bigot.”

A Mile in Her Shoes- Baring my Soul and my soles.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be “that other mom?” You know the one. The one who’s different from you. Maybe she works,works from home, is a SAHM, home-schools, public schools or private schools her kids.  Maybe she’s organic right down to her shoes and makes her own… Read more“A Mile in Her Shoes- Baring my Soul and my soles.”

Engaged- Connected with Commitment

I remember the the heat of a summer’s day sun radiating from the primer black paint of my boyfriends 1961 Ford Galaxie as I hopped up on the hood to prepare for the “surprise” he had for me. Even parked under the tree in front of his parent’s house- that… Read more“Engaged- Connected with Commitment”

It’s Not about Hilary. It’s about Aretha.

Apparently, Hilary Rosen said something and the world of politics and mothering once again collided and exploded. I think. At least- my inbox makes it look like it did. I even got an email from the GOP telling me to buy a coffee mug and show support for SAHM’s. (Which… Read more“It’s Not about Hilary. It’s about Aretha.”

Mommy Myth Busting Day 2: Huffing sharpies in a closet- or how to get high accidently, at work

When the high schooler missed his bus, I thought:  “I have it under control.” That was the last time I thought that, today. I asked the college boy to drive him to school before he left for his 8:30 class.  When High Schooler then, couldn’t find his house-key, I gave… Read more“Mommy Myth Busting Day 2: Huffing sharpies in a closet- or how to get high accidently, at work”

The Mommy Wars- I’m AWOL- and IN PRINT!

Be for watching MomSense Magazine– Nov/Dec issue– (Not available online yet- but should be soon) I’m in it. 🙂 An authentic look at the emotions that fuel the Mommy Wars.  I’m praying God will use it to make peace not war:) For those who know me- it’s my dream to… Read more“The Mommy Wars- I’m AWOL- and IN PRINT!”