Archive for the ‘raising kids’ Category
You know how all moms will tell other women that they just can’t imagine what it’s like to raise a child until you become a mom yourself?
Well, I can tell you exactly what it’s like to have a thirteen-year-old boy, even if you never have a child. It’s like being on the most awkward first date ever!! You sit there, the date has nothing to say and you are totally unsure if he likes you. You ask him a question and get one word answers, and … Continue Reading »
How do I know I am a good mom?
When you think about it, there are few things that we know for certain we can do, and were taught to do a certain way. Like riding a bike, tying our shoes, driving a car.
But, are we ever taught how to be a good mom?
Growing up, I was lucky I had a good mom. Love unconditionally, stayed up with me while I finished my homework, always had dinner for me, and bought me pumps at … Continue Reading »
You know you need a break from the everyday when you start offering sexual favors to your hubby if he would agree to take one of your kids to team pictures.
You say prostitute, I say tired mommy. Actually, I’m not even that tired. I just didn’t want to fill out another picture form. Really, I want to be done filling out all forms. But the picture day forms are the most annoying, and then you have to wait in the Florida hot sun for your … Continue Reading »
The other day I am shopping with Julia when a girl she knows approaches. Wearing a sweatshirt from the store, the girl asks, “Julia, do you have one of these sweatshirts?” Julia responds, “Yes,” and then the little girls says, “Are you Jewish?” Again, Julia responds “yes.” The girl turns to her mother, “You see Mom, everyone I know who has this sweatshirt is Jewish.”
Julia and I found this exchange quite comical. I assured the little girl that a lot of different people have this sweatshirt … Continue Reading »
I am back from my family vacation in Colorado. For one of our dinners we went to hibachi. I am sure all parents have gone to hibachi. It is my kids’ favorite type of restaurant. Me, every time I go, I am a little grossed out. The stove looks dirty and contaminated. I am sure I will have major food poisoning later on in the night, I get hot and sweaty, but most of all disgusted by the amount of fried rice I can eat.
Nonetheless, my kids love … Continue Reading »
You know how we all think our kids can be really dumb. That wasn’t a question. But admit it, we think a lot of what we do and say is way over their heads. Because of that, we may curse at a driver with our kids in the car, we may fight with the hubby in front of them because we think they won’t get it or aren’t paying attention. We may watch certain shows in front of them we shouldn’t, because we think they … Continue Reading »
Don’t you love when one of your all time favorite movies is showing for a month straight on HBO? I have caught Parenthood with Steve Martin twice already. I’ll tell you why I love it. Even though it’s such an old movie, it’s still so funny, and it resonates with me now more than ever. It follows a family, three siblings, and the dynamics of each of their families, from marriages to issues with the kids.
There’s a great scene where a mother and her teenage daughter are fighting, … Continue Reading »
My kids are thirteen, ten, and nine, yet it seems like only yesterday they were babies. I reveled in dressing them in their adorable babyGap onesies and I made my weekly visits to their store where I would buy up any new items. That’s why I was so excited when the Gap, in partnership with Milk+Bookies, asked me to help commemorate the 110th anniversary of the beloved Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, with the reading of it’s sequel, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, … Continue Reading »
I admit I have had complete writer’s block. Since last Friday I haven’t able to think of anything funny, let alone write anything funny. I, like everyone else in the world, have had a hand over my mouth and tears in my eyes every time I read a newspaper or watch the news.
I have always prided myself as being a pretty lax mother. I am a glass half full person whose mind rarely goes to the worst case scenario. I have even judged overprotective parenting as uptight … Continue Reading »
You know those bragging moms who could talk to you for hours about their kids. How sweet they are. How considerate. They “do this, they do that”. I am not one of those moms. I might even be the polar opposite of those moms.
I do love my kid. Think the kid is pretty amazing. Lots of great qualities I too could brag about with the braggy moms. But lately, I like to talk mostly of my kid’s bout of assholitis. I have actually searched the … Continue Reading »
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