What’s a mom crush? It’s not wishing some fabulous woman was your mother. It’s not when moms have crushes on their kids friends. (Or vice versa.) According to Alison Keinert, creator of CrushworthyMoms.com, it’s like this: Mom Crush: Having an overwhelming attraction to a mom. It's not sexual, it's a hint of envy, and its loads of admiration! She is the one you … [Read more...] about Crushing On Moms
I watched the award-winning independent film MissRepresentation last month. The producers are building a movement of awareness around the themes of the film and unlike those occupying streets and parks across the country, this cause asks proponents to take real actions toward advancing their goals. Among all the unsettling information presented in the movie, there was one … [Read more...] about Sexy or Sexist: The Good Wife and Me
I picked up my son and his friend from the bus stop. It was only my second time in the carpool rotation and I was still feeling my way around the social life of teenage boys. I suspected their lack of interaction might indicate a rift, but I knew enough to keep quiet until I dropped Mark at his door. “Did something happen between you two?” I asked, once it was just my son and I … [Read more...] about Notes From The Bible Belt: High School Homophobia?
Cotillion is a charming tradition in the American South that attempts to mold children into fine young ladies and gentlemen through a series of formal and informal dances. If it sounds stuffy and antiquated and exclusive, that’s because it is. Kind of. I signed my kids up anyway because I like nice manners as much as the next California girl. I just don’t believe they are meant … [Read more...] about Cotillion: A Southern Tradition I Might Have Skipped
Dear Family, I might have been kidnapped. Unlike Michaele Salahi, if this real housewife goes missing, it’s probably true. With the house and the kids and the job, and tripping over your combined 76 pairs of shoes, I just don’t have the time to orchestrate a fake abduction. Besides, who would I count on to contact the right media? You’re all too busy with … [Read more...] about I Might Have Been Kidnapped