Monthly Archives: December 2014

I’m a bad influence on Barbie.

Fine then, I’ll confess. I wouldn’t let my oldest daughter have a Barbie until she was 9 years old. Every time she got one for a birthday, or holiday, I would swiftly remove the offender for ‘safe keeping,’ and find her a

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I’m not a dog person, but I loved Biskit.

I’m not a dog person. Sure, some dogs are cute and cuddly, and the protection thing is nice.  Most of them scare me, or smell bad–  I’m just not that person who talks to dogs when they walk by, or

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(Jewish) mama, is Santa Claus real?

Mama, is there really a Santa Claus? Me: Well, ummm… the spirit of Christmas is about the …. (6 year old) Larry: Stop with all that talky part and just say yes or no. Me: St. Nicholas was a real-

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I resign from parenting. So there.

Thursday Night: I officially give up on parenting. Does anyone hear me?? I RESIGN! I might try it again tomorrow. What happened (you ask?)? One of my kids lied to me. Then, by way of blaming me for his lie,

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The myth of quality time.

Not that I’m a conspiracy theorist, but it seems the phrase Quality Time’ was coined as one more way to make working mothers feel (even more) guilty about what we are not doing every day, every minute, to be perfect

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