Signing off… … More Taking a break to relate
Remember that Randy Newman song Short People? If you’ve never heard it, you’re missing out on one of those songs that, four decades later, I still don’t understand and it’s still stuck in my head. Oh, and dig Randy’s hairstyle. Hello 1970’s! Here it is, complements of YouTube. As a short person, I suppose I … More Hey Randy Newman, are leprechauns short people?
Sometimes I feel like I gave birth to my husband. You might be thinking that I’m either 1) smoking crack 2) experiencing withdrawals from giving up ALL sweets for Lent or 3) going through a mid-life crisis. Let me set the record straight. If I were to indulge in an illegal substance, it would definitely … More Like Father Like Daughter
Last weekend, I finished reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Two heroines during World War II risk their lives repeatedly in occupied France to save complete strangers – adults and children – from evil at the hands of the Nazis. Though fiction, the two main characters were based on real-life heroines who did whatever it … More Hug your kids – and your memories of them – tight
Last night I went out to see Cabaret at La Mirada Theater with a group of friends and our moms. While we were eating dinner, the conversations separated into three groups: the moms, the younger girls, and the bigger girls. For a second my conversation with my friends got quiet and we listened in on … More Do first impressions really last?
That was the million-dollar question dominating emails, social media posts, and text messages flying back and forth among Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) parents like me this past Wednesday. It was prompted by an email sent by school administration about a bomb threat. A few dozen OCSA students had received a message saying … More Is a bomb threat a good enough reason to keep your kid home from school?
If you are a parent of a teen, you probably have a list of things that drive you mad about your teenager. I did and I shared that in my last post, where I rant about the short list of things that Margaret does that I can’t stand. In this post, I will RAVE about … More 5 Things My Daughter Does That I Love!