The Fence

In my previous life, I was a professional modern dancer. I also graduated Cum Laude from Barnard College with a double major in dance and American History in '98. Now, I'm a wife, a mom, and an educator. When I'm not with my man, my babes or at work, I am sporadically writing a novel about a young, single, recent college grad living in New York City and her journey toward discovering what she wants to be when she grows up. Oh, and in my free time, I blog.  In 2009, I launched my blog, The Fence about the issues I face as a working mom.  You can find it at

Whitney Told Me the Children are our Future

I’ve been working in urban public school systems for 14 years. ...more

Working Mom Mornings

Yesterday, I had an amazing morning with my kids today. ...more

Stop looking at

Stop looking at me like that. ...more

He Can’t Possibly Be Six.

Liji Bear,...more

I’ve got this working mom shit down

I’ve been terrible about posting lately. ...more


Dear Sydney, Two weeks ago, you turned eight. It’s taken me about that long to accept that the big boy who’s standing in front of me, is the baby who, on January 21, 2006, had no plan to leave my body of his own volition. You tell me all kinds of things and I feel lucky everyday because of it ....more

Just Another Manic Monday. But on Tuesday.

You know those mornings when you’ve totally got your shit together? ...more

I am so…

How would you complete the sentence? ...more

I hate today

Today is a Monday, which, unless packaged as a 3 day weekend, is inherently sad. ...more