I’m not just a fat mommy. I’m a fat mommy in the Palisades. It doesn’t get much worse than that. For those who aren't familiar with the area, Pacific Palisades is a serene, lovely community on the cliffs between Santa Monica and Malibu. Perhaps it’s the close proximity to all the good hiking areas, but the moms around here are like the milk I buy - organic and … [Read more...] about Here’s to the Fat Mommies!
“Madison got an iPad for her birthday. Why can’t I?????” The whining, nagging tone is back and it’s only 9 in the morning. “Because YOU are not Madison and I am DEFINITELY not Madison’s mother." Or as my mother used to tell me: “Because the sky is high.” This does not appease her. My fourth grader has taken nagging to a new skill set. She is an unabashed complainer, as … [Read more...] about Our Un-Entitled Summer
My eldest daughter, Syd, ate sashimi at age three. Devouring tentacles while slurping down pasta and squid, her nickname evolved and "Squid" has always been an excellent eater with an adventurous palate. She begged me to try chocolate covered ants and had a field day in the Harry Potter store popping “Barf,” “Booger” and "Earwax” jellybeans. No doubt, she’ll grow up … [Read more...] about Persuading My Picky Eater
Let’s face it, girls. There are some things about being a mommy, they just don’t tell us. Like how, after giving birth, your tummy and titties will never look the same. How, even if you’re a citizen, on some days, you threaten your kids with deportation. How, one day, your child will go to a school fair and with boundless enthusiasm, thrust at you a … [Read more...] about Getting Hooked