Archive for September 2016

My Invisible Daughter

Can you see her?  She’s there.  Right there, always. My daughter died seven years ago, next month.  She was four.  The concept of time plays with me on all things related to her.  How is it possible that she has been gone so much longer than she was here?  How is it possible that I... Read more »

The Empty Backpack: a Story of Early Childhood

Our youngest started preschool earlier this month.  It’s his first formal stepping stone into the world of learning, three mornings a week for under three hours.  Because his birthday falls right after the September 1 cutoff, this little guy will have three full years of preschool before Kindergarten, so we wanted to start him off... Read more »

15 Women Over 40 Who Slayed At Last Night's Emmys

I am not always a fan of what Tina Fey chooses to wear on the red carpet, but last night, she owned it.  The cut, color, and drape of her Oscar de la Renta gown was uber flattering on the 46 year old comic powerhouse.  And the dangling earring, cocktail ring combination was all the accessorizing she needed.  I was also LOVING her wavy full hair.  This is the kind of award look that comes across as effortless, though of course we ladies know better.  Just loving the overall effect.  She had it goin' on last night in all the right ways.  Well done.
A few years ago I very studiously and with great joy recorded my thoughts and opinions about award show fashion for the Oscars and the Emmys and catalogued it under “Middle Aged Mom Fashion Commentary.”  Most of you loved it, some of you hated it, finding my fashion criticism snide, mean, and too judgmental.  Truth... Read more »

The "Letting Go" of Parenthood Starts Early

My youngest started at a new preschool last week.  I have all the feelings about this — a sense of triumph and seeing that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel coupled with that awareness of how quickly our kiddos grow up and out.  He is our last, so we just had our last... Read more »

Hitting on Donald Trump: Pinata or Effigy?

I am not a fan of Donald Trump.  This is no secret.  Should he be elected the next President of the United States of America, I fear greatly not only for America, but for the world.  We talk about politics at home, so our sons have no doubt overheard us and we’ve certainly answered questions... Read more »