Category Archives: Thoughts

Why There’s Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Do you kiss your kid on the lips? A friend of mine from college–a single dad who puckers up for his three boys–recently posed this question on Facebook (the place for life debates). His ex-wife tried to make him feel … Continue reading

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The 6 Injustices of Thyroid Cancer

Imagine if your best friend — the one who deserves a one hell of a co-pay for the psych-worthy advice she doles out on a daily basis (with love and/or or a swift kick in the butt, as needed) suddenly couldn’t speak.

My lifeline, Jill Gurfinkel, had paralyzed vocal cords for what seemed like forever. Not from cheering for her then 7-year-old son at his hockey game or yelling at him to eat his vegetables or even from litigating in Court (I don’t mess around; my chief counsel is a badass lawyer). The only thing that has ever robbed her of her voice was thyroid cancer.
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Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom

So, I am recently back on the dating market after a long hiatus, this time with the cutest little boy ever (fact). My life is complex and chaotic, but it’s all mine now and I am embracing it fully (well, … Continue reading

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17 Reasons Why Raising a Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

Raising toddlers can be … shall we say, hellish? Hair-raising? Exhausting? Wine provoking? From the DIY to the defiance to the daily drama … it’s challenging, on a good day. There’s many reasons you’re out of breath sometimes. It’s grueling … Continue reading

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Why Compassionate Care Is Way Overdue

There are remarkably poised women in this world who unknowingly reach right into my soul, grab it, and shake it up. They’re the ones who lock eyes with adversity and stare it down … turning it into a positive through … Continue reading

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Obituary Revisited: My First Motherless Mother’s Day

As I approach my first motherless Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to rewrite my mom’s obituary. When my exquisite, brilliant mom died six months ago, I was numb with overwhelming and debilitating grief. I had so much to do to … Continue reading

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Boston Is Stronger

One year ago today, the great City of Boston changed forever. I remember feeling numb with fear as I watched coverage of two bombs exploding near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. The cheers were silenced by chaos. … Continue reading

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Let It Go! Top Five Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is for Boys, too.

An anonymous Michigan dad feels his wife is “setting his son up to be beat up for the rest of his life” because he’s having a Frozen-themed birthday party. I think the kid is being hurt more by his chest-thumping … Continue reading

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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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