I am the last person on earth to claim that I am a stellar mom. Quite the contrary. I have made mistakes left and right but, the one constant is that I love my children and through all our ups and downs they truly know that....more
What is it about the human race that so many think they not only have the right but the responsibility to judge others? Whether it be a pop star's performance on television to what someone thinks is going on in your life; it seems to be irresistible to so many to pass judgment....more
In the last two days, I've had two friends (not connected at all) say to me - in relation to our blog - "I had no idea you were going through any of this!"My reply: THAT IS EXACTLY THE POINT!That is exactly why we're doing this blog (and the accompanying videos, book, etc.)....more
My five year old son recently started Kindergarten and has been slowly growing out of his anxiety about… well, most things. When he came home talking about his "new" best friend, I was thrilled. I wrote a note for his friend’s mom, and sent it to school with him. Days went by, weeks went by… and then finally, after about a month, I got an email to try to arrange a play date. I’m thrilled.
Should I have them over to our house or do we meet somewhere? I begin to worry about many things that might affect the outcome of this play date....more
Writing about the season two premier of the HBO series Girls, New York Post critic Linda Stasi had this to say about show creator, writer, and star Lena Dunham who plays the character Hannah: “It’s not every day in the TV world of anorexic actresses with fake boobs that a woman with giant thighs, a sloppy backside and small breasts is compelled to...more
What researchers found was that after viewing organic food pictures, people rated moral transgressions as being worse than people who saw the normal or comfort foods rated them. Those seeing organic also said they could volunteer significantly less time to help out. The results persisted no matter what the subjects thought of the desirability of the food. Seeing the organic food made people less nice, not nicer.
I got my first real taste of judgement in ninth grade. I had just started the magnet school. I was comfortable. I had been with the same classmates, by that time, for several years. We were a unit, becoming part of a larger one. I had no concerns.Ms. Nota was my ninth grade Honors English teacher.The year started as every other one had, weather still too warm to buy into the fact that it was fall, and me still high from my summer reading. I loved it, that reading list. And the beach. I did most of my reading on the beach, which, for me, remains an intoxicating combination....more
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