I Confronted My Congressman About His NRA Support.

My husband interrupted my Saturday afternoon of chasing toddlers and landscaping to alert me that our congressman, Trey Hollingsworth, had just knocked on our door. Hollingsworth has never held a town hall and has not been readily available to speak with his constituents. He’s like a congressional Bigfoot I had never sighted. Although my hair was aContinue reading “I Confronted My Congressman About His NRA Support.”

What We’re Really Asking Teachers to Carry

The mass shooting in Parkland, Fl. rekindled the ongoing debate in our country regarding gun violence and mass shootings. Parents are scared. Students are furious. NRA members are defensive. Everyone has ideas to save us from ourselves. But of all the proposed solutions — gun control, security measures, common sense reform — one of the most American solutions toContinue reading “What We’re Really Asking Teachers to Carry”

Melania Trump Summed Up Her Tragic Marriage in One Response

The Twitterverse and political blogs are buzzing with the latest example of First Lady of the United States Melania Trump appearing to be as exasperated with her husband as most Americans are. If you missed it, as the Trumps exited the Tel Aviv tarmac, Donald Trump reaches a hand back for Melania to hold. WithoutContinue reading “Melania Trump Summed Up Her Tragic Marriage in One Response”

Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”

One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lightsContinue reading “Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble””

Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.

I connected with Sarah on Twitter after I wrote The 10 Things Parents of Children with Cancer Want You to Know for the Huffington Post. I loved her story and thought it would be perfect for children touched by cancer. I have no commercial investment or benefit in Sarah’s book. At 33, Sarah Josefsberg was vibrant, healthyContinue reading “Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.”

Get IKEA Favorites Without Going to IKEA!

I love, love, LOVE IKEA. As all parents know, children will destroy everything you love in their path. So, this time in my life is just not conducive to Italian leather sofas and delicate crystal. Sofas costing less than a mortgage payment and simple, practical pieces are much more my speed right now. Unfortunately, IContinue reading “Get IKEA Favorites Without Going to IKEA!”

Trump’s New Reality Show is the Worst.

I must confess—I love reality TV. It’s like junk food for the brain. When life gets too heavy, you’ve had a rough day and you just want to tune out, reality TV provides the perfect escape. I was really looking forward to the new show from Donald Trump (of The Apprentice, the Celebrity Apprentice and WWE fame),Continue reading “Trump’s New Reality Show is the Worst.”

I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.

Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. IContinue reading “I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.”

10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.

I read Tobin’s spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I’m OK With That  on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin’s work on his blog and soon discovered he’s not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics ofContinue reading “10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.”