“It gets pretty crazy in there so stay close,” Heather says as she pulls into the Whole Foods Parking lot at 5:03pm. She parks her Escalade in a compact spot between two silver Priuses.
Last night when Erin called, the shopping trip sounded like a wonderful idea. “I have a great personal shopper at Saks,” Erin said. “Natalie is a genius.” Now, as Heather steps into the dressing room lounge in a tight tan sheath dress that fits her like a sausage casting and faces Erin, she realizes that this wasn’t a good idea after all.
My grandmother’s wisdom has taught me many things. Her sayings will be with me forever.
“Your family is the most important relationship in your life”
“If you make one good friend in your life, you’ve done well.”
“Life Is Bout Making Happy Memories” - My dear and wise friend
Another great weekend in Malibu.
Shaya is officially a swimmer now, and Rain is totally safe! We decided to cram in a bunch of swimming lessons in the past few weeks to be sure they are both water safe. What a relief. I’m not sure who is prouder of Shaya- David and me or SHAYA!
From as far back as I can remember I have wanted to become a mom. I had in fact decided that 12 was a good number to start with. (A crazy notion, I have since discovered.) Then I had the pleasure of becoming “with child,” and I quickly discovered that I was not willing to repeat this “pleasure” 12 times.
When baby number one arrived 13 years ago, I had no email account or Internet connection. My Fortune 100 company used an internal company network - employees were forbidden to use computers to communicate with anyone or conduct any research outside the corporate ‘net. This seems like cave-woman days in terms of technology.
Mothers everywhere are disturbed that Casey Anthony has been acquitted of murder.
The entire case remains upsetting on many levels. First, we had to face the haunting image of adorable two-year old Caylee Anthony smiling at us from the newspaper that proclaimed MURDERED. An angelic looking toddler, Caylee should’ve been playing with toys and turning colorful pages in a picture book. The thought that her death remains unpunished is revolting.
Julie Swail (Ertel) seems to do things in pairs: competes in two Olympic Games, excels in two different sports, and then gives birth to twins. Only a true athlete could tackle all that, and Julie does it like a champ. She was the captain of the 2000 USA Women’s Olympic Water Polo team and took home the Silver medal in Sydney. Eight years later, she was once again competing in the Summer Olympics, but this time in Bejing and in the sport of triathlon.
Not too long ago, one of Ava’s little friends shared a secret with me, “My mommy says that Ava gets whatever she wants.”
Some parents may take offense to this, but it’s not exactly untrue.
It’s been quite the month at the house I share with my two sons, 20 and 17. Lying, stonewalling, sexting, violence, unprotected sex - you name it, and we’ve lived through it.