I’ve been thinking a lot about the beauty of the female friendship. It’s something that is often maligned, a phenomenon that is pushed aside with comments like “Oh, women are so catty” or “women secretly hate other women because they feel threatened” and other nonsense like that. In truth, some of the most valuable relationships
Ok, I have a question for you. Be honest here. How many of you kept a journal of your kids’ baby years, detailing their height and weight at each doctor visit, their reactions to trying sweet potatoes for the first time, and where you were when they said their first words? None of you? I though so! We
Thanksgiving is less than a week away. This not only means turkey and stuffing, but it also means generations of families getting together. While this is a joyous occasion for some families (fortunately, mine!), I know that some have a hard time connecting the generations. My kids are extremely fortunate that all of their grandparents are
What is it about television shows that make us cry? The first one that I can remember, way back in the 80s, was “St. Elsewhere,” a hospital drama I was way, way too young to be watching. The finale showed what happened as the hospital was closed forever, culminating in the reveal that the entire
I’m not saying we are bad at math in this house, but I do employ two tutors. Things started off okay. I mean, there was that one time that my oldest was put into remedial math and I thanked her teacher for insuring that she grows up to be a failed celebrity stylist with a
This past week I celebrated my 43rd birthday. I love my birthday. I love the date — 9/27. As a math-lover, my mind automatically adds the 2 and 7 to get 9! My daughter’s birthday is the same way — 7/16–1+6=7. My son’s is cool, too — 2/22/06 — 2+2+2=6! Ok, it is official. I’m a geek.
Yesterday I read Beth’s post at Diary of a Playgroup Dropout and found myself wondering (again) just why it is so hard to find “mom friends”. No one points out how easy it is to find friends in school (you’re surrounded by possibilities). Then you graduate and at work you have co-workers who you get