Dr. Dimitri Christakis: International Expert on Media and Child Health… and Marketing

Like many moms I remember bringing the kids to the pediatrician and they’d give you the all the developmental milestones that the kids were supposed to hit. Their pediatrician would let me know what foods could be introduced and maybe talk about water safety or something similar. When Alexander was toddling I got the “We are recommending no television until children are two” speech. Which made me giggly because Jane was pre school aged and looked forward to a video in the afternoon. I just looked at the doctor and he shrugged knowing full …

A Week of Just the Two of Us

Sunday evening we dropped Jane off at Surf Camp. In the pre dawn hours Monday morning my husband left for New York. When the sun set Monday evening Alexander and I had spent the most time together uninterrupted since he’d learned to speak nine years ago. Monday night we had hamburgers at the breakfast counter and not at the dining room table. We stayed up late, until about 9.30 and we watched TV together. I know it doesn’t sound important, but every moment was. Tuesday afternoon we hung out and …

It’s My 14th Anniversary and the Only Man Fucking Me is Jerry Brown

Today is my 14th anniversay and my husband is in New York on business. I was kind of bummed about being alone on our anniversary but we spent last weekend in a resort so plush that I didn’t think I’d have the ability to be bugged about anything for a year. Until this. You see in the next few days Jerry Brown is poised to sign  the Affiliate Nexus Tax and 2 related nexus bills: AB 153, AB 155 and SB 234. They will go into effect immediately upon signing, …

Conflicted About Blogging

In a few weeks I’ll be joining 3,000 or so women at BlogHer. It’s a big blogging conference for women and I’d went once before when it was in Chicago. I have mixed feelings about it. Although I’m not part of the BlogHer ad network, and I don’t participate in their community BlogHer has paved a path for women to follow. BlogHer took a hobby and turned it into a career. For that I am grateful. But of course I’m not one to gush, so I have to find the …

A Lot of Driving

My anniversary is around the corner and Mr G will be out of town. Jane went to her first sleep away camp Sunday afternoon and it’s spitting distance from the Mexican Border. So we decided to make it an anniversary trip. The four of us went to San Diego and spent a weekend in obscene luxury. We left the hotel and drove another 45 minutes south to Imperial Beach and dropped Jane off for a week of surfing and and living in a tent and then Mr G, Alexander and …