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A New Year's Eve Blog…A Predictable Juxtaposition

Yesterday I got put on the spot.  I got a text from one of my friends that read,  “No New Year’s Eve blog? To which I replied, “I should do one, huh?” To which he then replied, “Unless you want your readers to think you died!” To which I didn’t reply at all because I … Continued

#Hashtaghuh?

Remember When # Was Just A Pound Sign? Let me start off by saying I probably should have published this post ages ago.  I didn’t because I was boycotting the whole hashtag hysteria.   I thought it was weird.  I still kinda do.  However, since it’s obviously not going away anytime soon I’ve decided there’s … Continued

If You Have To Eat Crow… Do It With Grace (And A Glass Of Wine)

A special friend reminded me that “there are no mistakes in life… only lessons.”  Her advice couldn’t have come at a better time considering I recently made what felt like a mistake. Sticks & Stones Blah Blah Blah… But Words? They Hurt Too Last week my opinions on a specific subject directly hurt someone’s feelings. … Continued

Observing The SIGH Holidays… I mean The HIGH Holidays

Baruch Atah Adonai… I Need To Let Out A Sigh. There is a lot about my childhood that I don’t remember, but memories of the Jewish High Holidays I would never forget.  As a kid, going to Temple for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was not negotiable.   Attendance was mandatory.  According to my parents, … Continued

If It Ain't Broke… Don't Fix It

Creatures of Habit Do Not Conform You can call me crazy.  You can call me old fashioned.   You can even call me a martyr.  I call myself a creature of habit.  I dance to the beat of my own drum and I don’t conform easily, if at all.   I have a method to … Continued

Homage to 81

[slideshow id=23] July 4, 1991.  I was nineteen.  My biggest problem in life was deciding where I’d go to watch the fireworks that night.  My second biggest problem was deciding what I’d wear. Then the phone rang and my view of the world as seen through rose colored glasses blurred.  My Dad had collapsed on … Continued

Tuesdays with J-Lo… This Chick's Got Game

[slideshow id=20] I met Jen about seven years ago on a rainbow colored carpet.  We were across from each other during circle time with our then babies in a Mommy & Me program.  I could tell by her obvious lack of enthusiasm for spit up and diapers that we’d quickly become friends.  Little did I … Continued

Givin' it a Go with J-Lo

[slideshow id=19]  I‘M BACK TO THE GRIND AFTER A SHORT HIATUS SO I GOTTA TELL YOU ABOUT THE LATEST. IT’S TOO HOT TO RUN UNTIL THE FALL SEASON  I NEEDED A SWITCH THAT’D STILL BE PLEASIN’. JEN HAD BEEN STALKING ME TO TAKE HER NEW CLASS “YOU HAVE TO TRY IT… IT’LL KICK YOUR ASS!” … Continued

A Word From Your Mutha

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  It’s the one day out of the year that us Moms get freed from slavery.  The oppressive [child] labor we’ve endured is recognized and we’re finally given a pat on the back for our tireless efforts.  The second I hear scurrying feet and louder than necessary voices at the crack of … Continued

Should I Namaste or Nama-GO?

[slideshow id = 15] Quieting the mind feeds the soul.  To find happiness, you must look within. According to the school of Hindu, yoga is a philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation and the ability to achieve control of the body and mind. Easy, right?  Not so … Continued