The other day I got a text from my cousin "Gisele" (she picked that name) and she said that her son just learned the following tune from one of his friends: “Milk, milk, lemonade--around the corner … [Read more...] about Hello? Is I.P. Freeley Home?
I was at lunch the other day with my girlfriend, Busy, and as the hostess was seating us, she and Busy simultaneously started complaining about the weather. It was unseasonably cold that day and they … [Read more...] about Baby, It’s Cold Outside
When the Seal song "If You Don‘t Know Me By Now" came on the radio the other day, my 4 year old daughter Sweet Pea said: “Mommy, I don’t like this song.” You know why you don’t like it, Sweet Pea? … [Read more...] about Self Reliance
The other day I was pulling out of my daughter’s pre-school when I noticed a car pulling in. Pick up is at 2:00. That driver was late. I couldn’t tell if she was stressed and anxious or if she was … [Read more...] about Do You Care If Others Judge You?
There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. An LOL epidemic. It’s in our emails, our Facebook pages, our t-shirts (not mine), our text messages, everywhere. LOL is internet slang for laugh out loud. … [Read more...] about Stop The LOL Madness!
My free time is much more limited now than it used to be, but I still subscribe to quite a few magazines. People magazine is not one of them so if I see it lying around somewhere, I will pick it up. … [Read more...] about We Don’t Care If You Stare (My Top 10 List of Annoying Questions and Comments for Adoptive Families)
WARNING FOR NEWBIES: If you are new to Dim Sum and Doughnuts, I'm not sure if this is the best place to start. You might want to try a different post first and come back here when you're … [Read more...] about The Gynie Monologues
Somehow, over the years (when I wasn't looking) the birthday party bar was raised. Organizing a fun and memorable fiesta for your kid now seems tantamount to planning a Bar Mitzvah. What's more, when … [Read more...] about Birthday Bashing
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
My daughter "Lovey" has no love for the sippy cup. Her allegiance is with the bottle. Sometimes she will drink from the bottle with such ferocity that I end up on a chair, fist pumping and chanting … [Read more...] about Ode To Sippy II