Archive for July, 2012
Don’t you think there is too much importance placed on New Year’s Resolutions? New Year, New You? For us moms, I believe our year begins when the school year starts. So I propose, now is the best time for resolutions. The time to become the best darn mom you can be. This can mean something different for everyone.
For me, I resolve to be the type of mom who, when she takes her kids for yogurt, actually has that customer rewards card on her, all wholes … Continue Reading »
I have to admit that I love a good celebrity scandal. I was on a natural high for a week after the TomKat breakup. This latest one about Kristen Stewart screwing around with her director, all the while an unsuspecting Robert Pattinson, madly in love with her (I wish it was Patterson, so much easier) waits for filming to be over. (see Kristen Stewart Cheats) This one could keep me satisfied for a good month.
The best is Kristen’s statement after she got caught. “I’m deeply sorry … Continue Reading »
A little more serious today. With the tragic Colorado movie massacre, it forces us to examine the world we live in today. It is so different than the world we grew up in. While I have always prided myself as a relaxed mom, the stories of today have created fears in me I never had before.
Before I had children, I never even thought about getting on an airplane. I actually enjoyed it. Then, 9/11, and now I walk through airports with a feeling I never had … Continue Reading »
I am forty years old and have had a monthly visitor since I was thirteen. When you first get your period, you are instructed to call it your “friend”. As I grew older, I always questioned this. Why would this be my friend? My friend made me feel terrible. My friend made me fall asleep at 6pm. In recent years, every time my friend visits I look in the mirror and my face changes and distorts before my eyes and I am the ugliest person … Continue Reading »
I have never been much of a puzzle person. I actually think when it comes to puzzles; I might be a little dumb. I mean, you look at all those pieces, you try to figure out what fits, get frustrated, pour a glass of wine, and observe your children put it together perfectly.
Now, as a parent of three, I am constantly trying to put the ultimate puzzle together. The puzzle of parenting. I can tell you with complete certainty, that I will never put all of … Continue Reading »
It is with much trepidation that in two days I will be going to visiting day at my kids’ camp. Of course, I am so excited to see them, run into their arms, spend the day participating in all of their activities and give them plenty of kisses.
However, I have been up nights with stomach pains, thinking about saying goodbye to them. My biggest concern is with my youngest, Julia, who loves camp, smiles in every picture, but has expressed to me how much she misses me … Continue Reading »
I know breast cancer awareness month is in October, but I always pride myself on being early for things. And I know there have probably been numerous articles about how horrible a mammogram is, but Scott didn’t understand the horror I went through yesterday, so I am reaching out to you, my readers with boobies, and maybe even my male readers who have boobies.
I had my yearly yesterday. A mammogram is an exercise that even though performed numerous times, is still shocking every time you do it. –Please … Continue Reading »
I am a professional eavesdropper. Don’t discount this. I can listen to other people’s conversations while appearing to listen intently to my husband. We will be out to dinner, and Scott will try to talk to me, I will smile, and say, “Quiet, he’s about to come out to his parents!”
So the other day, I was sitting at the hotel pool, Scott to my left, and I was listening to two beautiful Persian women discuss, with pure excitement, the Stars Without Makeup Tabloid Issue. With each picture … Continue Reading »
When my husband’s friend heard that all of our kids were going to be away for the summer, he assured Scott that he would love Summer Jen. Summer Jen, he instructed, would be very different from Winter Jen. At first, of course, I felt insulted, as I find myself enjoyable all year round.
But, as I acknowledged in my recent post, I’ll Be Your Wife This Summer, things are different right now. So maybe I am different. Maybe Scott sees it too. It’s like that movie Fever Pitch with Jimmy … Continue Reading »
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