In the Face of Change, I Still Sent Her to School

She was so incredibly excited to start preschool that morning. With a brother four years older, she already understood what school entailed. 9/11. And even though we Californians woke that morning to the crazy news that our nation was under attack, I felt the need to go on with this big day for my daughter. To move forward not as if nothing had happened, but as if what happened could never change our lives....more
@jw27 Thanks, my sweet friend! Nice seeing you here today as well!more

The Promises We Make Our Bodies

We have been through so much together, you and me. In my much younger days, you were perkier and less lumpy. A fitting end to my giraffe-like legs that were also free of lumps and bumps, veins and baggy parts. In college, you were made for 501's and not much else. I could eat and eat, once cramming in 11 pizza burgers in the college cafeteria, and you wouldn't change a bit. ...more
I've struggled with body image my whole life. If there's an American woman out there who is ...more

Just Your Everyday Super Model

I see you sizing me up in the grocery store, you sweet young thing. You may not be able to place this feeling quite yet, but I'll give it a name for you. Envy. ...more
Ain't this the truth girl!!!  So this whole "fat" getting "old" thing can be an embraceable ...more

All that Remains of the Tooth Fairy

One of the big milestones when you have little ones is the loss of that first tooth. It's something nobody has any control over, yet parents seem to find a way to take credit for it and/or brag about it anyway. "Little Bobby just lost his first tooth! He's advanced you know; the dentist was predicting it would happen next spring." You know how those conversations go. ...more

this is so sweet it brought a tear to my eye. i always got half dollars for my teeth and i ...more

Exit Interview

I sit waiting in the small room, my portfolio lying on the desk in front of me. It seems decent enough, filled with pictures and art work, certificates and ribbons. I wonder if there was anything else I should have included that would make a difference. I guess it's too late now. Maybe some sort of bribe would help. I wonder if there's an ATM nearby. ...more

This so much gets to the heart of motherhood but puts a cool perspective on it. I love ...more