I recently put together a guest post for The Raise Foundation. It's a non-profit organization that supports and assist victims of child abuse. I was really please that they reached out to me. My posts will be featured the first Monday of every month. I wanted to share with you my very first post. My goal with regards to my posting will be to encourage parents to read to their children and why it's so important. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. ...more
When I sprogged out baby number 1 I had just moved to a new city with a new husband and was jobless, friendless and scared shitless. I had never been around children growing up, none of my friends had had children and prior to falling in love and getting knocked up (I deplore and secretly love the violence of that term) I was touring as a stand up, drinking every night and bouncing around Europe....more
If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would have a magical life after infertility, I probably would have decked them. Such was my anger and despair over the loss of a fragile but long-held dream and more than a decade of trying, fruitlessly, to conceive with the man I adore. I was bitter, broken and inconsolable. ...more
It's about time that moms were recognized as an important demographic in the media. Well, now they are!Moms Are Talking! is a talk show created by moms, for moms, and about moms. Taped on the local community access TV station KSAR 15, the show boasts a panel of 3 mom co-hosts who share their experiences of motherhood, discuss current topics, and offer their FAV tips & tricks, products, services, and venues that help make motherhood easier, less stressful, and more fun. ...more
“Infertility,” my husband once observed, “is one of those topics you want to bury, and then bury the shovel.” His perspective is hardly unique among those who have had to confront infertility head on. The diagnosis packs a devastating punch and cuts to the very core of what it means to be a man or a woman. Not surprisingly, it also elicits a sense of shame. ...more
I am having a WTH is going on here day. It has come to my attention, apparently when you have a moment..you realize a lot of not necessarily caring to know information, that I have developed a very peculiar way of cleaning my house. Remember the good old day when you could spend all day cleaning out your closets?Ahh, and when it was done there was sense of accomplishment and pride? Remember?...more
With H1N1 casting a shadow on all our social interactions, food safety is particularly important this holiday season. Not only do we need to think about how long that egg nog has been sitting on the buffet table – or left on the counter in the kitchen before it was served – we also need to worry about food handling and not passing along Swine Flu....more
Let me preface this by saying, I am so paranoid about my girls developing body issues that if you ask them ,"What are you?" Their standard answer, with absolutely no conceit, is, "Perfection!" Or as Bella likes to say ,"Perfectional!" I am trying to raise them to know that they are perfect as is; to know that people come in all shapes, sizes,and colors and we are all of the same worth. We are all the perfect us that we are suppose to be.I stress this point to them.