One of the great joys of parenthood, for me, was being there as my babies began to understand the world around them. Things that were once just objects to gnaw on suddenly became objects of curiosity. People became interesting, dogs became the source of great excitement, flowers became beautiful and books became pages that sparked little imaginations. Every day brought new … [Read more...] about The Second Best Days Of My Life
I keep waiting for my kids to become normal people when it comes to food. When my daughter was a toddler, everyone told me that is was normal for her to only eat bread and cheese and pasta; that it was one of those annoying, toddler phases that she would grow out of, like delaying bedtime or asking "why?" about everything you said. But she’s nine now, and unless I missed … [Read more...] about My Kids Aren’t Normal People When It Comes To Food
My husband and I have been together since 1993. If you’re not so good at math, that’s over 20 years. Or, to put it another way, it’s officially half of my life. We met in college, and he was supposed to be a senior year fling, nothing serious, just a little fun before I moved away, went to law school and started my life for real. Sometimes, I think it’s pretty amazing that … [Read more...] about We’ve Been Having The Same Fight For 20 Years
The summer my daughter turned eight, we bought a book called Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles (or something like that). She didn’t go to day camp on Thursdays, so every Wednesday night we’d pore through the book, looking for a fun place that we could go to the next day for what we called “Mommy Camp.” That summer, we traipsed to the Griffith Observatory, the Ripley’s Believe It … [Read more...] about Apparently, I’m Embarrassing
When a teenager, I always swore to myself that I would never be dependent on a man. I was going to have my own, successful career, I would have my own, separate bank account, and if my husband and I had shared finances, I would know everything about them down to the penny. And things did start off that way. When my husband and I got married in our mid-twenties, I was a … [Read more...] about How Did I Turn Into a 1950’s Housewife?