Would you let your 17 or 18, or 19-year old daughter, and her boyfriend, share a bed if he slept over your house? Let's back up - would you ever even let your daughter’s boyfriend sleep over your house? About a year ago, my boyfriend’s daughter asked us if her boyfriend, whom we like, could spend the night. We were all going skiing the following morning and it would save him … [Read more...] about A Cautionary Tale: When My Mother Let My Boyfriend Sleep Over When I Was A Teen
Bad Bedside Manner: Why Background Checks Are Important
I had to have dermatological surgery last week. I'm okay; it's just another mole gone rogue. When my (new) dermatologist referred me to a particular surgeon, I didn't question the recommendation. Come to think of it, I didn't do much of a background check on my new dermatologist either, because she was in my insurance network. I drove to the hospital 30 minutes away. SIDE … [Read more...] about Bad Bedside Manner: Why Background Checks Are Important
Don’t Let The Ex-Wife Tell You That You’re Not Family
I need to take a moment and give pseudonyms to those that I am constantly writing and ranting about. From now on my boyfriend will be called, Reny (short for Renaldo), his daughter is Laura, and son is Luke. Yes, that was done intentionally and yes, I think it’s hysterical. Move on. It was Luke’s 8th grade graduation last week and the night before the big event, Reny and I … [Read more...] about Don’t Let The Ex-Wife Tell You That You’re Not Family
My Terrifying Journey on J-Date… Oy!
These are some actual J-Date e-mails that I received when I was on the site, looking for a man. To amuse myself, I commented on the e-mails (but I never sent them). I also never found a man - but when you read the gems below, it won't be hard to see why. Clearly, I thought that I’d want to use these one day. Always thinking, I am. So in honor of Chanukah, I give you "Too Jew … [Read more...] about My Terrifying Journey on J-Date… Oy!
Where Have All The Dreidels Gone?
In honor of Chanukah, I’m re-posting this adorable tale from last year with some updates. I know it borders on lazy, but I’ve got latkes to make and gelt to buy. And it’s not like anything has changed. It’s as timely now as it was 12 months ago. Sad. But true. L’Chaim. I live in a small beach town in New Jersey and the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced by Christmas … [Read more...] about Where Have All The Dreidels Gone?