Top Ten Success Tips For My 25-Year-Old Self

Dear 25-Year Old Self, As I am turning 50 soon, I feel that I can give you some excellent I’m-twice-your-age-youngster advice, with a bonus tip: Top Ten Lists have better Google juice. You’re welcome! Here we go, youngster. ...more
It has NOT been 15 years since Maybe, Baby.  Wow.  You are something else.  Thanks for your ...more

Mutha Lion

I like to think I am one. I like to think I have at least a bit of the spirit of my mother, Mama Rose, who once said to a former boyfriend of my sister’s who had pushed her around, “If you ever touch my daughter again, I’ll have you killed. And I know the people to do it.” (And she did. The old broad’s Italian, after all.) I like to think that Disney developed “African Cats” based on my parenting skills....more

reality never measures up, does it? i, too, am a thoroughly devoted mother in theory - in ...more

Are "Mean Girls" the product of "Mean Moms"?

I had coffee with a very cool mom the other day, the kind of mom that can say "Whatevs" and you suddenly feel like "yeah, totally" . You know what I mean?...more

Giving Birth after 40: The Sweet and the Sucky

So I've been doing research for an article I'm writing for a brand new website. The article is called "Mid-Life Motherhood".Okay, that's not really what my article is called. It just seemed appropriate for me personally since I gave birth for the first time at 40 and am really hoping to make it to 80.An amazing statistic: in the past twenty years, the amount of first-time moms over the age of 40 has risen 81 percent. 81 PERCENT! Shocking what we old ladies have been doing with our naughty bits since 1990....more

Part Two: "Does it hurt when the baby comes out your----"

Note to self: When ending post with very public sigh of relief about how you dodged a bullet when children asked which orifice babies emerge from, expect said children to bring up topic again. That night. ...more

"Does the baby come out your belly button?"

There it was. The moment every parent dreads/looks forward to/prepares for/does not really prepare for because it's not really ever going to happen, right?...more

Just wait till the "..so when you have sex, the penis goes into the vagina?" question comes up. ...more

Go Ahead, Have a Laugh at your Child's Expense

Now before you judge me (or call Social Services), let me explain.The greatest gift God gave me is my sense of humor. If it were not for my sense of humor (or shall I say, sense of perspective), I would be on a hospital bed somewhere, a stick between my teeth, being administered electroshock therapy.Dramatic? Perhaps. True? Oh, you bet.I come from a long line of loonies. Serious loonies, not just eccentric loonies....more

Personally, I don't know how people survive without a sense of humor. Or why they would even ...more