Watching the students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School become activists has both […]
“What would you say if I asked to have my boyfriend sleep over?” My daughter and her friend […]
An uncomfortable truth is hidden under the national discussion about music being played too loud, and the hoodies […]
My daughter asked the other day if I thought that being a mom was a big sacrifice because […]
Sometimes the future arrives when you aren’t even looking. The other night we attended the fall concert at […]
Over the last six months my daughter has had her friends over more often. Especially her friends who are boys. This is not a problem as they are all perfectly nice, well-mannered kids who are even sometimes amusing to listen to and/or hassle.
Two things that took getting used to with teen boys: First, they seem to take up so much more space than girls. They are all a lot bigger than my petite sized daughter but even the ones who only as tall as me seem to take up more space. In my opinion, three boys are a crowd.
Of all the things going on in the world I don’t know why this one thing made me […]
We went to see Moonrise Kingdom the new Wes Anderson movie yesterday. It was a lovely movie. A vast improvement on the usual young love, Romeo & Juliet story line. Based on overheard comments as we left the theatre, I think you either love Wes Anderson movies or you don’t get them at all.
Our daughter was with us as she is also a big fan of Anderson movies. She is a great person to see a movie with because she suspends belief, gets totally into the story and doesn’t hide her reactions. She will laugh uninhibitedly, cry at the oddest moments and unashamedly cover her face during scary parts. And I can’t reliably predict any of those reactions.
My daughter was lamenting last night that her lack of a “best” best friend which was defined by […]
When my daughter was a toddler she developed a fascination with Band-Aids. Every scrape, bump or tumble required […]
I never liked Valentines Day, not even as a kid. While not as blatantly manufactured as Sweetest Day, […]
My daughter revealed yesterday that her boyfriend broke up with her. I am still not entirely clear on […]
It broke my heart yesterday to watch my gorgeous, fit and shapely daughter look at herself sideways in […]
Its 30 degrees and snowing outside and I am not wearing a winter coat. I am wearing a […]
My daughter currently has a hate-hate relationship with clothes. She wants to look hip and in-style, but refuses […]