I was honored to deliver this eulogy in remembrance of incredible artist and even more incredible person, Al Nelson, who I've been blessed to know most of my life. Many people who meet me now are surprised to learn that I was raised in this church. I noticed surprised looks as if they’re thinking, 'hmm. … Continue reading Remembering Al Nelson
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, healthy … Continue reading Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.
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 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 of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.
While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a viral post many friends shared. In the post a grey-haired man wearing a grey suit and a smug smile appeared under the headline, “Physician Tells Parents—‘You’re doing it all wrong.’” I see this formula all the time. It’s not always from a physician; it may be … Continue reading Please Stop Telling Us We’re “Doing It All Wrong”.
I'm so pleased to announce that I am now a contributor for Huffington Post! I was contacted by a HuffPost editor last week and I was shocked and THRILLED that they wanted to publish my latest blog post, A gorilla is dead. Put down your pitchforks. I've been a big HuffPost fan for years and have always … Continue reading For the Love of Wine and Coffee: Now featured on Huffington Post!