What Price Youth?

Just this morning I looked at myself in the mirror and gasped. Who the hell was this old woman looking back at me? I then preceded to do the mirror scene from the Marx Brothers' movie Duck Soup to make sure someone wasn't pranking me. (if I haven't dated my self with THAT reference, I don't know what will)...more

The Culture of Football Hit! Hit! HIt! #WHY I LEFT Originally Published in Huffington Post

The summer I turned 16 I got a job working as a mother's helper in a sleep-away camp upstate New York. I somehow convinced the parents to get the camp to hire my boyfriend as a counselor. They were my parents' best friends so they were happy to oblige. I was very much in love at 16 and spent all my time with him. He was a bit possessive but I told myself, "That's cause he loves me so much" He was captain of the football team, I was a cheerleader, it was perfect. We were having a great summer until one day I spent a few minutes talking to my boss's son who I had grown up with....more

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy your holiday and remember the men and women who keep this country free!And now a word from your NationalMOM...more

The Things We Do for Our Kids

Recently a young comic I am friends with named Miguel Dalmau wrote on Facebook that he had to turn down a major career opportunity because he had a young son. He felt it wasn’t worth losing the time spent with his child even if said child would even remember it. I applauded him for making such a strong choice. I did the same many years ago when my son was four....more

The Things We Do for Our Kids

    Recently a young comic I am friends with named Miguel Dalmau wrote on Facebook that he had to turn down a major career opportunity because he had a young son. He felt it wasn’t worth losing the time spent with his child even if said child would even remember it. I applauded him for making such a strong choice. I did the same many years ago when my son was four....more

Cool Ma

When my son was younger I would do anything to make him happy. It was my life's mission to prove how cool a mom I was. I'm not sure why I had this need, but every year it seemed to be more urgent. I was big on doing what other moms wouldn't. Hell I worked in 2 different TOPLESS Las Vegas shows, I win on that credit alone everytime. I am fearless in life, when it comes to my son I am Superman. My son today is an accomplished musician and writer, when he was young he just loved music....more