Love is the Final Fight

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King Jr. I met a man… Continue reading

34 Thoughts from 34 Years

Me, on February 12, 1981. (If you think this is the largest three day old you have ever seen, you are right.) Today, I am 34 years old. This is my first birthday… Continue reading

Life is Brutifal

One of my favorite memories is sitting in the back of the choir room with a few of my friends in high school talking and singing Xscape songs. I owe hours of detention with Dr.… Continue reading

Everything is Gonna be Alright

Decorating our Chrismas tree is a big deal. I have attached unhealthy expectations and unneccessary pressure to that day. Christmas music, Christmas movies, spiked hot cider, laughter, memories and a partridge in a… Continue reading

Love is Changing Me

Life is busy, isn’t it? Overwhelming, at times. Nurturing this gorgeous baby boy with a personality larger than life alongside my husband has been a welcome respite. I confess to you I have not… Continue reading

I am not what I Weigh

Wanna know a secret? I have fallen in love with the Kardashian family. Head over heels, in love. It all started on an ordinary week day while this Mama was cooped up in… Continue reading

I Will Never Sleep Again and Other Parenting Truths

All those times I said I was tired in my life, I was wrong. I never knew tired before.I cannot believe all the parents who have gone before me have not throat punched… Continue reading

Do You Wanna be Right or Do You Wanna be Married?

Every older woman in my life who is enjoying her life and still having sex with her husband asks this question: “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be… Continue reading

Space Invaders & Other Thoughts About Relationships

I love family vacations. When we were little, my brother and I were great at giving headaches to our parents. Road trips typically started like this: “Mom! He’s touching me!” She would turn… Continue reading

What Happened to Kindness?

I’m walking down the streets of the Americana in Glendale last week, searching for the perfect present. Minding my own business, I round the edge of the movie theatre towards Anthropologie, and out… Continue reading