15 Lessons I Learned from Oprah

I haven’t missed an episode of the Oprah Show in 8 years, but it’s probably closer to 10.  I feel as though I am one of the few people that actually watched Oprah After the Show on the Oxygen channel several years ago.  I loved it! Thanks to my Mom and Oprah I have kept a journal throughout the years.  I don’t journal daily, but when I feel the need I grab my little black book. So, from my notes, here are a few of the things I have jotted down throughout the years. Everyone acts at the level they know. When people show you wh...more

How I Became That Douche Bag's Ex-Girlfriend: A Love Story.

Once upon a time, I was younger. Dumber. Maybe a little prettier. Definitely skinnier. And boy-crazy.  OH MY GOSH. You have no idea how boy-crazy I was. ...more

4 Love Lessons

Good am! I don't write too much about relationships on this blog but every once in a while I'm moved to share what I've learned in the hopes it helps myself and someone else. So, read on if you want to hear a few thoughts I'm putting together this morning about finding LOVE. I am a single, white, Jewish but non observant, never married, childless, soon to be 34 (in 4 days) year old woman living and working in Manhattan....more

Getting Engaged <3

And here is the latest installment on my weekly blog for TheNextFamily.com...it's from last week (we were in Florida for a week, so that's why my posting of the links is so behind).  It is titled "Our First Date," although that isn't what it is about.  It is about when we proposed to each other and got engaged.  Check it out and enjoy, and leave some love!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/05/two-moms-and-their-first-date/Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

I Chose Her

Wow!  Looks like I've missed some postings!  Well, to catch you up, my weekly installment on TheNextFamily.com from a couple of weeks ago is up, and all about the aftermath of our first weekend together....check it out and leave some love!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/05/erikkas-husband-disappeared/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

A satellite map of my son's heart

My youngest child's chubby little fingers trace over the page. There's dirt under his nails, from playing baseball all evening, along with some unidentified crud, probably left over from a dinner at his friend's house. It's disgustingly beautiful....more

The Answer I've Been Looking For

I love you. But you make me so mad sometimes! I love you, but you get on my nerves sometimes. You annoy me sometimes. You frustrate me sometimes. You upset me sometimes. BUT, I love you.  Sometimes I think you could measure love by how much the other person frustrates you. I say that because if they frustrate you and you still want to be around them, that must demand a high level of love. ...more

Our Journey

I woke up this morning with you on my mind. You’re always on my mind, but today was sublime…I was thinking about our future together and when that would start. When you would have all of me, and not just my heart. It’s tiring living life as we do. I go day to day without seeing you....more

Walking on Egg Shells

I’m sometimes walking on egg shells with you. I feel like I can’t do anything right.  If I have an emotionless tone, you think I’m mad and have an attitude. If I have an excited and sweet tone, you think I’m talking like a baby. I feel like I can’t win with you—it’s exhausting! You pay so close attention to every slight nuance of my voice. If anything sounds even slightly off, you pick up on it. I don’t want to complain too much, because at least you are paying attention to me, but I just feel constrained. ...more

Trust and Insecurity, Needing help!

I need some advice maybe just some similar stories and endings-...more