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SHINY STUFF ON YOUR FACE

“Why do you put all that pretty shiny stuff on your face every day?” Spense asked as I smeared oils, creams, illuminators and shimmers into my skin. “Is it so you don’t get old?” “Yes,” I said, amazed that this … Continue reading

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INTO THE WOODS

Spense has seen the movie Into The Woods 3 times in the last year. We love it. I mean, it’s brilliant – the show is truly brilliant. I’ve seen it many times – many productions. Spense even saw a great production … Continue reading

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DAVID BOWIE TALK

I wanted to teach Spense about the legend we’ve lost. I wanted my 4 year old to understand that sometimes, people touch the world in ways that change it for everyone. I turned on Pandora and punched in “David Bowie.” … Continue reading

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I CAN’T WAIT

“I can’t wait till I’m a grown up,” Spense says on a pretty regular basis. I know he doesn’t mean to say I can’t wait to get away from you, Mom.… but that’s what it feels like. I’ve spent years … Continue reading

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ZEV…. A DATE STORY

I’d been writing with Zev, from Jdate for about a week. He was pretty flirty in our exchanges and we decided to meet in person. “Can you meet me at The 17th Street Bar in Santa Monica?” he wrote. “That’s … Continue reading

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December Chat with a Mom: Mom Solo

Just remembering this interview… 2 years ago! I remember my sweet life with a 2 year old. xox

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“GOODBYE, I’M LEAVING”

We were at a birthday party and a 5 year old named Kaden jumped happily in the bounce house. “Do you see my mom and dad?” he asked me and another mom, Liz. “Yes,” Liz said, “they are over there … Continue reading

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WHAT TIME IS IT?

I’ve lived through a lot of years and day light savings times and I sill can’t figure out how to adjust. Maybe it’s harder now that I am a mom because I’m trying to calculate how many hours we are … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE IRONY; MY SON GOT MARRIED WHEN HE WAS 3

A four year old girl stood on the street outside of my son’s preschool, her plump cheeks splashed with tears. Spense casually held my hand as the girl bellowed, “You are breaking my heart Spense! My heart is broken!” She … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

I’ve been singing songs from The Sound of Music to my 4 year old, and decided to tell him the story of the show. Me: Maria wanted to become a nun, but it wasn’t a good fit for her… S: … Continue reading

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