Mother’s Day having just passed, it got me pondering the beloved topic of…yes, Moms. There are straight and gay moms, liberal and conservative moms, free spirited and helicopter moms, yoga and mindful moms. There are the iconic Jewish and Italian moms, stay at home and working moms. Boho and Yuppie Moms, Dance and Trans Moms. Now, meet Bagel Mom. Deborah Kassin Elkins is … [Read more...] about Feeding Hungry Kids – One Bagel At A Time
I have been a mommy blogger for several years. Then, my husband had a temporary work crisis and I had to get a “real job.” Having been a “creative” most of my life, I was pretty terrified about my future corporate prospects. A fellow Mommy pal shot me over a job opp for an unusual, new start-up company called HopSkipDrive. It is an "Uber-like" service for kids, created by … [Read more...] about Interview With Mom Behind the Uber-Like Service for Kids: HopSkipDrive
Moms need chill time, time alone with other moms to recap, reflect and rejuvenate. Whenever I hear the old adage “Happy wife, happy life”, I envision Ren & Stimpy dancing around singing “happy happy joy joy”. In my version, however, Ren is a 42 year old mother of two and Stimpy,, her bestie, a mom of three. Together, they dance … [Read more...] about We’ll Always Have Dork Fest
Facebook.Love or hate it.FB Feast or FB Fast.I ran into a long lost pal of mine at Trader Joe’s, a girl that I had been pals with in my teens. We had both been theater geeks in Washington DC together and there we were in the middle of a Los Angeles Trader Joe’s, coffee samples in hand, shooting the proverbial shit. Even though it had been close to thirty years since we’d … [Read more...] about How Much Time Do You Spend On Your (Facebook) Appearance?
My mother never divulged her age. As everyone around her was sworn to secrecy, I had to practically hire a WikiLeaks staffer to find out her actual birth year. When I confronted her with the date, all I got were angry denials and protestations. I could never understand this because my mom was a young mother and supremely beautiful. Like model beautiful. Who cares how old … [Read more...] about I’m Not Getting Any Older