IN OTHER WORDS | 7 Things to Know When You Bring Your Baby Home

  1. Sleep when the baby sleeps. Do not do housework! Are you insane woman? Your husband/partner/mother-in-law can do the laundry. You just made a person. You are the queen. 2. Take your stool softeners. This may be the best advice you’ll ever get. I am not shitting you. Take the entire bottle, (but not […]

IN OTHER WORDS | My Favorite Movie

The Departed is my kind of movie. And yes, this review is a few years overdue, but I heard “Gimme Shelter” yesterday, and now, as always when I do, scenes are stuck in my head. The soundtrack runs through my brain. (And, there are a lot of YouTube links in this post.) Favorite line ever. […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Guest post The Change Blog

  “Have You Lost Weight?” is a revised version of a previous post. Stop asking this question and change the narrative about body image with your answer. Please read on and click on The Change Blog link to read the entire article. by Jenny Kanevsky | 0 comments Ah, the loaded question, “have you lost weight?” If […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Guest Post on Scary Mommy

Did I Just Get Old? SCARY MOMMY » GROWING OLD BY JENNY KANEVSKY  0  0  0  0 Image via Shutterstock I woke up the other day with horizontal indentations across my forehead. I stood at the mirror and tried to rub them out. My husband was supportive. “Dear, you’re old. They’re laugh lines. You’re happy, […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Guest Post on The Good Men Project

Here is an essay from The Good Men Project: Are You Raising Compassionate Boys? JANUARY 8, 2015 BY JENNY KANEVSKY When Jenny Kanevsky’s sons offered her comfort during an illness, she realized she and her husband had instilled compassion. Here’s how they did it. To say I was a reluctant mother is an understatement, and […]

IN OTHER WORDS | Most Wanted Carpool Lane Offenders

  In honor of back to school after Christmas break (can I get an “Amen?”), I’m sharing thoughts on the car-pool lane, a.k.a the drop-off lane, or simply the parking lot. If you have school age kids who don’t take the bus, you know all about slow moving vehicles, painted lines and safety patrol. Sounds […]

IN OTHER WORDS | When Does School Start?

I’m locked in my bedroom, laptop, iced beverage and cell phone, hiding from my children. I can hear them in the dining room playing poker with my husband. Yes, we are model parents. They’re using pretzels for money, but basically, gambling. And, that’s OK. We still have another seven days of Christmas break; ten down. […]

IN OTHER WORDS | 2014 In Review By The Numbers

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. These stats are really from August – December 2014 when I started actively posting to external sites. Kind of excited to see the numbers going up. I’m happy to have you readers here for support. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable […]


Happy New Year! Thank you so much for reading my blog. In August, I started submitting guest posts to other sites. I have gained followers, yes, but more importantly, community, support, and exposure. Thank you editors, fellow bloggers and readers! In honor of the success, I am sharing my top guest posts for 2014. Coming […]

From BLUNTmoms | Five Things Never to Say to a Mom

Have a read, have a laugh . . .”that baby needs a nap” is one of them. Five Things Never to Say to a Mom