Category Archives: Family

Saving Face: I Had Basal Cell Carcinoma

It all started with an innocent-looking pink bump near my jaw line. Maybe a zit, I thought, though I am not prone to those (don’t hate me for clear skin; remember, I‘ve had a black cloud stalking my ass for … Continue reading

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Hope Turns to Horror

I rarely use the word ironic because it’s so overused. But young siblings suffocating to death in a hope chest is heartbreakingly and horrifyingly ironic. Police responded to a home in Franklin, Mass. at 8:00 p.m. Sunday after a relative … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

I will be the first one to admit I have been in a f*ck you funk lately. If you haven’t noticed, just ask Kimye. A black cloud stalked me Single White Female-style for an entire year. I was knocked on … Continue reading

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I just survived a one-two-three punch Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas–without my mom. She was my right hand in the kitchen, my gimmel, my Santa Claus. She was my best friend, my mentor, my miracle. She was the curve of my … Continue reading

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I am #addicted. I have been walking around for the past four days feeling like my husband left me without warning. Like I need to constantly count kids. Like I am a social freak who has been ostracized from the … Continue reading

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Team Jolie

It’s been 8 years since the Team Aniston and Team Jolie feud—remember when people actually bought t-shirts to show their loyalty? It didn’t make me popular back then (Aniston outsold Jolie 25-to-1), but I have always been a fangelina…not to … Continue reading

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A permit and poop…there’s nothing like that combination to make a Mommy swell up with pride. My little Ashley–the one who believed in Santa Claus when we met (um, not anymore), cuddled with me every single night (now we air … Continue reading

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The Big 4 Uh-Oh!

I turned 40 this week. Do not worry, I am okay. I shopped like a real housewife, drank like a fish, swore like a sailor, and giggled like a schoolgirl (in no particular order). And I did it all in … Continue reading

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Disney Dream

So, we got sh*t news about my beloved Mom’s health. Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t. Guess what we did (besides self-medicate, swear at Kim Kartrashian, and eat full-fat potato chips–this is NO time for Baked Lays)? We went to Disney World! Who … Continue reading

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Bitchslapped by the Bird

I am the turkey this Thanksgiving. Put the fork in me. I am done. I needed an emergency root canal today. It’s the Super Bowl for home cooks—a beautiful day when everyone collectively ignores their diets—and I am looped up … Continue reading

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