It’s funny. This is how my father started many of his stories. The thing is; most, if not all, were not, in fact, humorous. “It’s funny. I didn’t see the gas pump until I hit it,” or “It’s funny. I didn’t make the funeral; I’ll just go the shiva.” His opening line ignited quite a… Continue reading After Forty Years
Tomorrow is the third and final round. Sounds conclusive, eh? In most ways I suppose it is. Like an irrevocable binding; an ending that can’t be rewritten, whatever happens tomorrow will happen no matter how much I wish we could go back. I stood in line at Target yesterday and listened to a six year… Continue reading Crazy Sock Day
Why have we become a generation of parents that try so hard to give our children what we think will provide them with the ultimate happiness? In doing so are we denying them opportunity to sincerely value what they have or could have?
I had the great privilege of attending the kick-off of 26th Annual Jewish Book Festival the other evening. While I always enjoy showcasing Shades of Gray, the main speaker was Adele Sandberg, Sheryl Sandberg’s (Lean In) mother. At first, I admit, I questioned how much Sheryl’s mother could actually contribute to a discussion of her… Continue reading Lean In to Happy
Perhaps it is one of the more beautiful outcomes of motherhood that makes us into selfless human beings.
Recently, I was interviewed by Board Certified Licensed Clinical Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychoanalyst Dr. Keith Kanner on the Your Family Matters Radio Show at WSRadio.com. Also an award-winning TV show on the CW network, Dr. Kanner interviewed me about my book, Shades of Gray. Link to recording WS Radio – Your Family Matters
At least twice a week my eighteen year old son announces one form or another of his countdown. Thirty-six more days until he leaves for college. Twelve more days he has to make lunch or chance eating school food. Five more days of high school classes. And when he didn’t care for what I made for… Continue reading See You Later, College Boy
One of my favorite times of the day is when the family has been fed, the dog has been walked, the washing machine is going and I take ten minutes to sip a cup of green tea, plan my day and sort of re-group. Sometimes this is done by perusing a magazine, which delivers a… Continue reading The Mom in the Picture
This morning my youngest daughter was getting ready for school and announced that some teachers give extra credit if you dress professionally. My first thought was that was absurd. My second was I wished schools required uniforms. And then my third thought, as I am clearly one to continuously recycle even the most mundane ideas… Continue reading Dress the Part
If you read my last blog, you must be wondering how the Justin Bieber concert was. Great. He is adorable, knows exactly what all the girls (yes, the audience was predominantly female, except for a few earplug wearing fathers) want to see. He has the pouty, innocent look down pat and exposes just enough of… Continue reading The Good Parts