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2 Kids – 1 Kid = Less Work?

2 Kids – 1 Kid = Less Work?

Somehow I thought things would be easier once my son left for college. It was a simple mathematical equation: 2 kids – 1 kid = less work. Of course, when I say “less work,” I was thinking specifically about the amount of driving, cooking and laundry I would have to do. What I failed to take into account, however, was…

A Nip-Nip Here, A Tuck-Tuck There and a Couple of La Di Das…

A Nip-Nip Here, A Tuck-Tuck There and a Couple of La Di Das…

As a columnist/blogger, I’m used to getting PR pitches for products, authors, and experts looking for some exposure on my blog. The pitches run from the mundane to the somewhat outrageous. Yet nothing in my pitch-receiving past prepared me for the email I got today. It was for an expert on Cosmetic Procedures for Pets. Really. As a longtime pet…

Won't Ya Let Me Take You On a Sea Cruise?

Won't Ya Let Me Take You On a Sea Cruise?

I love fireworks! Especially Fourth of July fireworks! I haven’t missed Fourth of July fireworks in almost 16 years… since the day my daughter was born … on the Fourth of July. Yes, I guess we kind of had our own fireworks in the delivery room that year, but it wasn’t really the same thing. I don’t typically get an…

Here's the Inspiration for the Phrase: Dirty Dog

Here's the Inspiration for the Phrase: Dirty Dog

I was having a lovely sunday, the first time in two months I’d actually stopped and relaxed. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the dog… apparently… was digging a hole… in the mud. In case you can’t tell, the white part is the dog. *       *       * LOST IN SUBURBIA BOOK…

Here's How They Party in Charlotte!!

Here's How They Party in Charlotte!!

This one I can’t blame on the dog. Yes, he was with me when I went for a run, turned my ankle on some big old rusty bolt in the street, fell down and broke my thumb, but it wasn’t his fault. In fact, he curled up next to me and didn’t leave my side until I was able to…

The Third TIme's the Charm

The Third TIme's the Charm

I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I think it might have to do with those brain cells I lost in childbirth. 36 hours of labor will do that to you. Or maybe it was the fact that I was distracted while I was working on some stuff for my book signing at Watchung Books tonight (7pm at 54…

The Dog is Out to Ruin Me

The Dog is Out to Ruin Me

If you read my post last week about my phone call with The Today Show, then you know how the dog chose that exact moment to interrupt my call and pee all over the floor. Then when I tired to clean up the mess while still on the call, I managed to throw my phone across the room and hang…