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  


December 20, 2014 is my 50th birthday. And, I’d like to just say WTF? Today, December 19th on BLUNTmoms, the day before I hit that half century mark, my newest guest post goes live. Guess what it’s about? Ageing, getting old, being old, having grey hair in places you don’t want to think about, talk […]


One of my favorite characters from the series The Wire was Omar Devone Little. I loved Stringer Bell too. Oh, did I love my Stringer. I also loved Lester Freamon, so don’t think I only like sociopaths. But Omar, there was something about him, his complex character, intelligence, that mind-bending scar running down his entire […]

IN OTHER WORDS | I Ruined Christmas

I’m a little off my game this week, so when, without fanfare, I announced, that there is no Santa, I was not of right mind. I apologize to my children, my husband, and to elves everywhere. Here’s how it went tonight: We sit down to pizza. It’s been a week, husband away, kids pissed off […]

IN OTHER WORDS | The Days Feel Longer Now

Not yet a week into a two week stint with my husband gone for work. The days feel longer now. Yes, it’s getting dark at 5 p.m., yes, I haven’t been feeling well, but it’s his absence that makes it hard. Before he left, the kids had nine days off for Thanksgiving, which is insanity. […]