Alone Time

This morning I was driving Alexader to a friend’s house when Jane called. I was supposed to pick her up from her sleepover close to 11am, but she wanted to know if I could pick her up closer to 1pm, and maybe her friend could come with her? I said yes. Jane is a social girl. Alexander remarked that Jane has had a sleepover every single night of the Winter Break. She has had no more than an hour a day alone, the rest of the break has been spent …

Bah Humbug and I’m Really Fucking Sorry It’s a Bad Year

I see that our most recent Momversation video isn’t exactly well received. Apparently to be successful in the blogosphere one needs to be poor, crippled, in mourning or preaching charity at every turn. When I go to my email inboxes I have dozens of emails from various charities asking for support. Mostly I get these end of year emails because I’ve given during the year. There are dozens more emails for last minute gifts, and ways to alleviate holiday stress. I have no holiday stress, Chanukkah is over. The worst emails …

On Behalf of All the Mothers in Los Angeles

I’m going to beg for rainy day advice from y’all. We’re dying here in Los Angeles. Today is the fourth consecutive day of rain with at least another three on the horizon, and we’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves. Alexander was supposed to go to a laser tag party this morning, but he woke up with a cough and feeling a little crummy. I seriously debated sending him a little bit sick, because Laser Tag is a place where they can run around like hooligans and get …

Jane Wanted to Give

Recently I was complaining about the fact that I have to help my daughter do community service as part of her grade for school. I was wrong. Last night Jane was on the phone with her friend, and he wanted her to join him and his family at The First X-ian Church where they would be handing out toys to children whose families couldn’t afford them. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I wasn’t excited about about waking up at 6.30 on a Saturday Morning, but Jane was insistent. …