One night, many years ago, the mom of an old boyfriend told me that she hated the off-white pants her husband was wearing. To me, they were just pleated pants, but to her they were the enemy. I … [Read more...] about M.I.A.
Marriage and Family
My dad used to be a divorce lawyer and this was his motto: "Love is grand, divorce is one hundred grand. Choose wisely." Choosing a mate is not the same as choosing a friend. You're allowed to … [Read more...] about Choose Wisely
Give It Up, Sports Freak
Dear Husband, I had lunch with my mom today and I mentioned that you gave up part of a football game last night to watch a movie with me. The girls were asleep and we don't get to hang out as much … [Read more...] about Give It Up, Sports Freak
The Real Good Days
I recently walked into a conversation and one of the women was saying that the day she gave birth was the best day of her life. Well, it wasn’t for me. It sucked. I was in labor for 16 hours and the … [Read more...] about The Real Good Days
Neutrogena, Be Gone!
I grew up in a colonial style home. It had stairs. It never failed that as soon as I was out-the-door, ready to go, I would remember that I forgot something---something that was, of course, upstairs. … [Read more...] about Neutrogena, Be Gone!
My youngest daughter, Lovey, is currently due for her 2-year-old check up. The doctor’s office is in Petoskey, a cute little town in northern Michigan about 45 minutes away from camp, so I decided to … [Read more...] about Belly Hurts
My girlfriend, Busy, and I were just on a girls getaway trip. After being gone all weekend, I was excited to see my daughters. I missed them very much, and I was under the impression that they felt … [Read more...] about Daddy’s Girls
Walt Disney’s Progress Report
My girls aren't big into TV. They like the show Imagination Movers, but outside of that, TV is not really their thing. Disney movies are what's big in our house. I have to believe, on some … [Read more...] about Walt Disney’s Progress Report
Playbill: Cast of Characters
My husband and I have a daughter who (whom?) we adopted from China in March of 2008. She was 11 months old. When she was a baby, I had bibs made that said "MADE IN CHINA." I thought it was funny. You … [Read more...] about Playbill: Cast of Characters
Dim Sum & Doughnuts
Remember when Jerry Seinfeld's wife came out with that cook book about deceptively hiding vegetables in food so kids would eat them? I thought that was such a cool idea but all of the sudden moms … [Read more...] about Dim Sum & Doughnuts