The Hot Paramedics and the Humiliating Explosion

I must resuscitate Shannon! I thought I was dying. That’s the only excuse for my execrable behavior during The Incident ....more

Have You Told Your Mom She’s Beautiful? This VIDEO Might Inspire You!

This is not a sponsored post for Ulta cosmetics, I am doing a Facebook campaign for them. But I just had to share their video here for Mother’s Day Inspiration. Sorry for making you cry on a Wednesday ....more

5 Reasons Cooking For Kids Sucks!

Here’s another great story from the Listen to Your Mother 2015 show. Written by the gorgeous and talented Vicky Willenberg. She writes this cautionary tale about cooking for kids: When I chose to be a mother, I believed that all “Good Moms” cook ....more

This Mother of a Twice Exceptional Child Needs a New Normal

Hello Readers — I just had the incredible opportunity to read my piece, “My Name is Tom” at this year’s Listen To Your Mother show in Orange County along with a slew of talented women and one intrepid man. The pieces ranged in topic from one mother wrestling to stop her young sons from peeing on everything, to another mother’s cancer diagnosis, from one mother surviving her premature baby’s brain surgery to yet another mother (of kitties) discovering her stern, no-nonsense mail-order bride great grandmother had seven sons because “Swede’s are horny.” We laughed and cried just as much as our audience and it’s my honor to publish just one of the exceptional 13 pieces performed yesterday in honor of Mother’s Day. I give you mother and scribe Robin Finn’s beautiful treatise on learning acceptance through her twice exceptional child in “A New Normal” “It’s your spine,” the reflexologist says, pointing to my neck and shaking his head ....more

She Agreed to a Threesome and Lost Herself

A recent client I’ll call Sandy has been with Jim for almost four years. During that time he’s been unpredictable, unfaithful and unkind. But Sandy’s co-dependent addiction to Jim has made it impossible for her to leave him ....more

The Design Mom Book is a Must Have – How to Live With Kids: A Room by Room Guide

This is Gabrielle with her lovely husband Ben Blair. I want to invite them for dinner. Photo Credit: The Mormon Women Project If you don’t know Gabrielle Stanley Blair you absolutely need to ....more

I’m Reading at the 2015 Orange County “Listen to Your Mother” Show on Sunday April 26th!

Hello people who inexplicably read me! (and thank you for that!) I’ve been selected along with 12 other writers to read at this year’s Listen To Your Mother Orange County Show. Tickets are available HERE! ...more

The Man With no Feet.

(Author’s Note: I recognize that most of my posts are about how irresistible I am to sex workers and fetishists. Just know that I’m also frequently found completely undesirable. My Trader Joe’s debacle is just one example ....more

Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign

I absolutely love the Lane Bryant Cacique lingerie “I’m No Angel” commercial. But there’s been, what I consider to be, trumped up controversy by the media about the campaign. They’re accusing Lane Bryant — that features succulent, zaftig models in Cacique underwear seductively purring, “I’m no angel,” — of bashing Victoria’s Secret models because of their “Perfect Body” campaign ....more

What to do in London: Our Tour Through London’s West End Theater Productions

Warning: This post may incite annoyance as I was very spoiled and undeserving. Caveat in place. My daughter Bridget and I just returned from a whirlwind, gorgeously-curated tour of London’s West End theater productions vis a vis Upstage Theater Arts School ....more