If You Must Have a Mommy Makeover Buy A New Lipstick. The End.

There have been a rash of publicists emailing Mom Bloggers asking them they’d like a Mommy Makeover. Maybe they think that since the kids went back to school we are all going to collectively look in the mirror and shriek, “What happened to me!?” If, like me, you’ve enjoyed the summer with your kids, you’re probably past due a trip for a haircut but nicely tanned and looking relaxed. Not to worry, the Mommy Makeover can fix that too.¬†They’ll fix everything, whether it needs fixing or not. By far my …

Tocaloma: Thank You Gifts

Every August as camp winds down I go in search of the best gift ever for the owners of Jane and Alexander’s favorite camp. They’re both women so we’ve done candles, purses and keychains. We’ve done wine and food and the only gift I’ve never given them is a public referral. This is the problem with owning a summer camp. My kids each started at Tocaloma when they were four years old. In the first years they went the minimum number of days in part because it was expensive and …

Don’t Go To Nate ‘n Al’s at Lunchtime

Recently I dropped kids off for lunch at Nate ‘n Al’s. These are kids who eat at restaurants regularly. They’re polite, they know how to order, they know how to tip. Unfortunately, their age prevented them from getting service at Nate ‘n Al’s in Beverly Hills. I almost joined Yelp just to be able to review them but then I remembered I don’t care. Every few years I forget just how awful the food and service is at Nate ‘n Al’s and I’ll find myself there for lunch, or even …

Blessings in the Bible Belt

This week in Tenessee a teenager was given an in school suspension for her godly words. In fact her relative¬†shared on facebook that she was suspended because she said God Bless You to a fellow student who sneezed. I wasn’t in the classroom, I’m not a teacher, but I’m a blogger and I read between lines fluently and I’d say that it’s unlikely that Bless You got this holy roller suspended. Post by Virginia Higgins. Further MomDot.com had a great write up wherein she quoted the student as saying: A …

Mr. G Has a Real Imaginary Friend

Recently one of the kids’ friends came over and his new nanny dropped him off. Her name was Sally and she was very sweet. I told her that I would never forget her name because we lived with a Sally for nearly two years. In fact Sally even moved houses with us once. Sally was Jane’s imaginary friend from the time Jane was nearly three until nearly five. Sally appeared along with the trauma of becoming a big sister and eased the transition nicely. Recently Mr. G got a new …