How Do You Say Thank You to a Veteran?


One of the joys of working from home is being able to go out to lunch with my husband on any given day. He works from home as well and since our son is at a day camp this week, he invited me to a very romantic lunch at the local Chinese buffet in town. […]

My Twist on Fan Fiction

Fan fiction is typically when an über fan of a popular and published piece of work (movie, book, TV show) extends the story by creating new fiction with the same characters and background. I’m not really sure how all that works legally but apparently some writers have been discovered as a result of their penned homages. […]

Is That All There Is?


Songs show up in my iTunes library without my knowledge of how they got there. Songs like “Is That All There Is?” – a live performance of song Peggy Lee made famous in the early 60s. The version in my musical cabinetry is a live performance sung by Sandra Bernhard, the comedienne known for her […]

Breathing Fire And Living Life


I have a friend from my pre-blogging days who admits to reading my blog from time to time. Great! I think. The more readers, the better! But she admitted that she feels guilty reading it. That she feels like a voyeur into my personal life. Yes! That’s the idea of personal blogging. I write about my personal […]

How Quitting Therapy Helped Me Heal

Why I Quit Therapy

Therapy always seemed like a good idea to me. Perhaps it was because I grew up in the era of The Bob Newhart Show and thought the idea of laying on a black couch answering questions about myself sounded fun. I’ve always liked quizzes and have always been extremely competitive so I was sure that […]

What’s Your Manly Preference: Furry Face or Clean Shaven? {Giveaway}


Once upon a time, my husband grew facial hair. And it looked like this. To be fair, the goatee was quite the style at the time. I’m a self-admitted fan of the clean shaven look so I don’t remember what exactly possessed Sean to grow the hair. I think it was simply to see if […]

A Salute to Walter


Walter is someone you probably don’t know. And the way I came to know him was in the unlikeliest of circumstances. But he’s certainly someone worth remembering. In 1992, I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts and major in Biology. Looking back now, it’s hard to believe that I was graduating without a […]

Eternally 30


If you could freeze time at one certain age, what would it be? Or have you not reached it yet? I can remember reading one of Sylvia Browne’s books (yes, for whatever it’s worth, I’ve read many of her books) where she described what she knew heaven to be like. I can’t remember the specifics […]

My Favorite Saturday of the Year

Yard Sale Wisdom

This Saturday is going to be my favorite Saturday of the year. It’s the day when I say (usually in the following order): Why did we think having a yard sale was a good idea? We are never having a yard sale ever again. How did we end up with so much stuff? We are […]

It’s About Gratitude: A Twitter Party Just for Moms

Fadra and Mom

Every once in a while, something really cool happens to me in this space that I believe couldn’t have happened any other way. In this case, it’s the opportunity to work as a Working Mother Contributing Editor. Yes, THAT Working Mother. What’s even cooler is the reason for the opportunity. It’s all about saluting the good […]

What’s Funnier – Cats or Wine? #RefreshYourFunny

Wine Sweatshirt

You know what I love? Wine. You know what I don’t love? Too much wine. Or wine as a necessity. Or wine as a crutch. You know what I’m starting to become even more aware of? Wine as a punchline. I’m as guilty as any mom or parent of having a very long day and saying in […]