3 Ways to Stay Healthy WhenYou Fly

3 Ways to Stay Healthy When FlyingI can't say that I necessarily enjoy travelling. In fact, it's probably one of my least-favorite things to do. However, it seems like we go out-of-town every few months. We don't go to exotic places; it's usually to NYC or NJ. I used to get sick whenever we came home, until I started taking these 3 simple steps when flying. I haven't been sick in a very long time. My family makes fun of me, but I don't care! Here are 3 ways you can stay healthy when flying.Shut Off the Overhead Air Vent ...more

Don't Lock Me Up Because I Had An Abortion When My Life Was In Danger

Cornual PregnancyIf there is one thing I can thank Donald Trump for it's that his inflammatory rhetoric has been the catalyst I've needed to write about things that I've wanted to write about for a very long time.  My essay about perverted men started coming together in my brain several years ago.  Today's essay has been in the making since March 4, 1994.   That's the day my second pregnancy was terminated and I was reduced to zero.  Ever since that ...more

My Blog Was Hacked

Hacked By A Trumpster?...more

Donald Trump, Perverted Men, and Me

Donald Trump, Perverted Men, and MeFrom my earliest recollection, I have always wanted to keep my body covered. It was instinctual. A little voice inside my head kept me in the modest zone. It was revolting to me - even before I knew about sex - that a man might look at my body and objectify it. The thought of a man looking at me in a sexual way made me want to vomit. It still does. With the passing of time, I have had little blips of memories of certain times in my childhood. But like the sun trying to peek out from behind the clouds, the memories are never fully exposed....more

What Being "Fat" Is Like For My Daughter

Disclosure:  I was shocked when I visited Facebook last night and read my daughter's status update.  My shy, anxiety-ridden daughter,  who has struggled with her weight her entire life, came out of the closet, so to speak.  She started off by stating that she was afraid, but that the time had come for her to put it out there.  Yes, she admitted publically for the very first time that she is has fat.  She then linked to a beautifully written blog post and laid it all on the table.  A summary by me...more

DIY Dorm Room Headboard

DIY Dorm Room Headboard with VideoMake a DIY dorm room headboard so your baby's pillows won't fall off the bed! Last year, we used a huge piece of cardboard to keep Erica's pillows from falling. However, this year we took a road trip before we moved Erica into college. We rented a huge SUV so that we would be able to go to Home Depot to get supplies to make her a headboard. The final result didn't turn out anything like I planned it in my head...it turned out better than I imagined!...more
What a great idea! I bet she loves it!more

Two More Suicides: An Open Letter to My Daughters

This is just such a moving and important message from a loving mother.more

The Passing of Time is a Beautiful Thing

I don't want my baby girl to ever know that after I said goodbye to her and I watched as she walked along the ivy-covered gates back to her dorm room, I cried uncontrollably. Even though I had already decided to stay in the city for nine days so that I could make sure she was settled, I don't want her to know that I cried so hard it hurt my throat. I don't want her to know that I could barely order my food that night because I couldn't speak through the sobs.   ...more

One Tradition that Must Never Die

Family tradition is what drives me.  In fact, as I write this, I am sitting at the kitchen table in the room where my mother was born, in the house that her grandfather built in 1898.  ...more

How What I Learned from My Friend's Suicide is Helping Me Cope with the Death of Robin Williams

It's so ironic to me that my last post was about a definitive movie from my daughters' childhood and how that movie helped me decide to peel back my layers and write about things that really matter to me.  I mentioned that one of my upcoming posts would be about my friend's suicide.  All day today another quote from a different movie from girls' childhood resonated in my head: "Genie! Of! The Lamp!" ...more
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