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Valentine’s Day Hunk
January 23, 2012
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m not taking it too seriously—at least not in my parody ad for a &ld...
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
January 16, 2012
Going to the doctor isn’t fun. You wait for hours. You answer lots of personal questions. You get p...
January 9, 2012
If you’ve never heard of Freshly Pressed, it’s a feature on WordPress that promotes blogs. Each weekday WordPress selects ...
Why Snowboarding’s Not So Gnarly
January 2, 2012
If you haven’t heard, asphyxiation and foot binding aren’t just for waterboarding anymore. Water torture has a froze...
Holiday Cards: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (and Outsourced)
December 19, 2011
December is a time of year steeped in tradition—a time when we catch the holiday spirit, a time when we celebrate with fami...
A Trip Down PMS Lane with Facebook’s Timeline (Social Network Parody)
December 16, 2011
Dear Facebook User, As you know, we here at Facebook encourage you to share everything about yourself— birthdays,...
My Jewish Santa
December 12, 2011
Some things are easy to take for granted, like Christmas. People get caught up in the hoopla and forget that not everyone in the w...
Bear Hunt in New Jersey: A Grisly Affair
December 6, 2011
WARNING: This may include content that is mildly rude and not appropriate for young children, animal rights activists, or Yogi B...
Black Friday Shopping: Santa’s Helper Comes Early
November 25, 2011
I was food shopping at Stop & Shop when I witnessed a platoon of ordinary civilians brandish laser guns and storm the bakery depar...
Thanksgiving Tradition With A Green Jello Twist
November 21, 2011
“Guess what?” I tell my husband. “Your mom called. We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year.” ...
Occupy Wall Street: A Christmas Wish List for Santa
November 15, 2011
Dear Santa, It’s cold out here in Zuccotti Park. We’re peeing in buckets, sleeping in tents and having unb...
Dinner Group: Rules to Play By
November 14, 2011
As humans, we have a natural tendency to form groups to fulfill our social needs. We enter into playgroups as toddlers, where we...
Northeast Storm Renders Us Powerless . . . Over TV
November 7, 2011
There are certain things you take for granted in the suburbs, like garbage pick up, recycling pick up, and your neighbor’s Oak t...
When Friends Let Friends Get Tattoos
November 4, 2011
When my friend Maya told me she wanted a tattoo, I prayed she meant permanent eyebrows. I personally dislike the look of tatt...
Halloween Candy Is For Suckers
October 24, 2011
Buying candy for Halloween is a crapshoot. If you overshoot, you’re stuck with five pounds of leftover candy...
Bah Stink Bug
October 17, 2011
What’s bugging New Jersey? Lots of things. Tics, bedbugs, Governor Christie . . . but it&rsq...
Smells Like . . .
October 3, 2011
My sense of smell is so keen, I can smell trouble a mile away. This allows me to do things like kno...
School Rule: No Kids Left Behind
September 19, 2011
When I was a child, we didn’t have a school rule requiring parents to designate student emergency contacts. If our parents weren...
My Parents Ate My Homework
September 13, 2011
It’s back to school time and you know what that means—conquering that immense stack of school forms before it c...
No Cracks or Cleavage: School Dress Code Changes Views
September 13, 2011
Some school administrators are giving increasing attention to cracks (not the kind in the school system). Princip...
The Neighborhood Bitch
August 29, 2011
During a recent visit to my parents house in L.A., I strolled through my old neighborhood and brooded over my mom’s d...
A Banker’s Garden Yields a High Return
August 22, 2011
When my husband, Chris, developed a passion for gardening, I was surprised. I never thought of him as the gardening typ...
What I learned From Babies at BlogHer '11
August 15, 2011
I was struck by lots of things at BlogHer '11 — a blogging conference targeted to women bloggers. As a ...
Greetings From Home
August 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 3 Dear Heather, Henry and Elizabeth, Dad and I made good time driving back home from Camp G...
How to Stand Out at BlogHer ’11 (Without Getting Naked)
August 1, 2011
When I registered last week for BlogHer '11, a conference for [mostly] women bloggers, I was excited about the prospect...