A Tantrum is an Ocean Wave

This morning my 3 and 3/4 year old daughter and I were about to leave the house to get on New Jersey Transit for visit a dear friend of mine. She came racing down the hallway with a giant pink...more

A Train, A Ferry, and An Exclusive Screening in New Jersey

Sunday 2:00pm My six year old son Ari started crying. “What’s wrong?” I asked ” I really want to see Equestria Girls 2. You said we could see it today.” It was true ....more

Frog and Toad are NOT Friends

The classic children’s book “Frog and Toad are Friends” had us all believing earnestly that these two creatures enjoyed one another’s company. ...more


Faith is jumping before you know if there is soft ground to land on. It’s leaping hoping that someone will catch you in their arms. Faith is knowing that ultimately, things are going to be all right ....more

Write What Scares You – I Let Other People Determine My Worth

I’m taking a prompt from Rachel Thompson...more

Guest Post: Two-Timing Eric Gets What He Deserves by Karen Song

My daughter Kellie is a really sweet kid. She is 17 and still a bit shy and insecure but really seems to be coming into her own. And she is really blossoming in terms of her appearance and the boys are starting to take notice ....more

Cliff Diving

I am 10 years old. We are in a row boat, traveling across a man-made lake to the other side to do something that I’m terrified of: ...more

Guest Post: Dogs Are Assholes By Mia Fox

Image courtesy of Tina Phillips / FreeDigitalPhotos.net When I first got Casey, my Westie, well-meaning friends would shake their head, cluck their tongue, and comment under their breath that I better watch out because, “Well…you know how Terriers can be.” No, I didn’t know and whatever they were referring to, they were obviously wrong because Casey was a dream dog. That is, until Bean came along, a half-Westie/half-Schnauzer who observed Casey’s behavior, and converted him overnight. When Huffington Post parenting blogger Sarah Fader wrote, “Three Year Olds Are A**Holes,” it propagated my own awareness and I realized that dogs can be a**holes too ....more

Carly And Home Slice Advice: Episodes 1-3

My cats are geniuses. They’ve been holding their wisdom back from the rest of the world…until today. Carly and her step-child Home Slice are now giving relationship advice ....more