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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…

The Sniff Test

The Sniff Test

Some kids ease into adolescence with very little fanfare while others seem to slam into it with such force they leave their parents feeling like roadkill on the interstate. My son fell somewhere in between. The first couple of years of teenagedom weren’t that shockingly different from his pre-teen years. Although he was definitely inching toward more independence, we still…

Blogher Voices of the Year Winner: Bra-Humbug

Blogher Voices of the Year Winner: Bra-Humbug

Note: Last night I found out a blog I had written last year had been selected as one of the Blogher Voices of the Year essays. Thank you so much to Shannon Carroll and the other judges at Blogher for selecting me. I am so honored and really thrilled to share in the company of so many talented writers. To…

The Big Dipper of Zits

The Big Dipper of Zits

Several weeks ago I got up, looked in the mirror, and saw a constellation on my face. There it was, the Big Dipper of zits: one on my nose, two on my chin and two on my cheek. Connect the dots and you got a saucepan. “Augh!” I groaned to my husband. “Look at my face. I have pimples in…

Code Name: M-O-M

Code Name: M-O-M

This week I am going to the annual BlogHer conference in San Diego. I’m really excited about this, however, with about 3000 women in attendance, I thought it might be a little challenging to try to meet everyone there. This being the case, I thought I should try to familiarize myself with the names of at least some of them,…