Category Archives: My Family

What I Just Learned About Blogging, Controversy and Respecting My Readers

In case you missed it, I wrote a piece last week about Amal Alamuddin taking George Clooney’s last name when they married. In the article, I said I was disappointed that such a professionally accomplished woman would choose to follow what I consider to be an outdated tradition. My Carriage Before Marriage Facebook community in […]

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Why Did You Change Your Name To Clooney, Amal?

Last month, Business Woman Media made a splash with its cheeky headline, “Internationally Acclaimed Barrister Amal Alamuddin Marries an Actor.” Their point being, here is a woman whose impressive accomplishments should not be overshadowed by her union with a famous man. The polar opposite of a Hollywood starlet (no offense to the Stacy Keiblers of […]

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You Know You’re An Older Mom When…

There are many benefits to having kids later in life: You’re more settled and secure, you know who you are and you’ve already had a chance to see the world before making that lengthy stop in Diaper Town. That said, being an older mom also has some liabilities, like permanent exhaustion and very stubborn baby […]

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How We Told Viv (And What We’re Having!)

Me: Viv, we have some exciting news.  You know how you’re always saying you want to be a big sister? Viv: Yeah? Me: Well you’re going to be a big sister! Viv bounces up and down on the couch, huge smile.  Then her face darkens. Viv: But mom, I’ve thought about it, and I don’t […]

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Here’s Hoping My Kid’s Not Talented

My 3-year-old daughter’s been taking an after-school dance class at our local recreation center. I don’t know what she loves more — the twirling, the tap shoes or shaking it off to Taylor Swift — but I’m glad she’s enjoying herself. I’m just hoping she’s not actually talented. I recently had the pleasure of meeting […]

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