Category Archives: My Family

Should CPS Be Called Every Time A Kid Plays Unsupervised?

I just read yet another story about Child Protective Services being called to investigate what seems to be a perfectly innocent situation, and frankly, I’m pissed. A mother of three lets her kids play up the street while she’s inside. The youngest, age 6, is spotted alone on a park bench. Instead of asking, “Are […]

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10 Reasons Moms Look Annoyed

No matter how much you love being a mom, sometimes it’s hard to keep a smile on your face. As rewarding as your “job” is, it’s also frustrating, repetitive and maddeningly illogical. On any given day, one, or maybe all of these annoying things might be happening to you (and I realize this list doesn’t […]

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Screw Bedtime! – Why I’m Still Helping My Daughter Fall Asleep Every Night

My bedtime routine leaves something to be desired. I’m spending up to an hour each night sardined into my daughter’s twin bed (oh why, oh why didn’t I buy the double?) waiting for her to just pass out already. This was not my idea. My kid claims she can’t fall asleep without a parent snuggled […]

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The Lies I Tell My Carnivore Kid About My Vegetarian Diet

I’m a truth-telling mom, most of the time. I don’t shy away from the tough topics, and my 3-year-old daughter knows more about the uterus than the average adult male. But when it comes to my vegetarianism, I’m a big fat liar. I never meant to be a vegetarian. As a small child, I made […]

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Huckleberry Cookbook Giveaway

I have very good news.  One of you is going to win a signed copy of the brand new Huckleberry Cookbook, by Zoe Nathan. For those of you who don’t live in LA, Huckleberry is the always-packed Santa Monice eatery known for its farm fresh brunches and decadent sweets. I was lucky to meet chef/owner […]

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