Category Archives: Life

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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Open Letter to Kimye

Kimye, it’s 2014. Out with the old and in with the new. No, I am not talking about the customized soft porn Hermès Birkin bag you’re Karrying around that cost more than a year’s worth of my mortgage payments. Or … 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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My beloved Mommy died. It’s been six weeks, and I have wanted to call her six thousand times. I have probably been offered six hundred pills to deal with my pain level (sound the alarm…it is, indeed, a 10!) by … Continue reading

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Mom Confession: My Toddler Sings “Blurred Lines”

We all have our moments when we question if we are good moms. Perhaps it’s after you hire a babysitter named iPad to steal some time for a shower. Or maybe it’s when you bribe your kid to behave with … 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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