How Do You Travel?

I’m high maintenance. Like not a little bit, but a lot. My friend Melissa gave me the best¬† hotel check in advice ever. When we get to a hotel my husband (much like Melissa’s husband Chappy) takes a seat in the lobby, and I do the checking in. I say, “I’d like your second room, please.” Then they look at me totally confused and ask, “What second room?” “The room you’re going to show me to after I complain about the first.” I cheerfully reply. And then there is typically …

Placentaco Anyone? Did You Eat Your Placenta?

Last week I was directed to the Unassisted Birth Story of Estella Lenore. My children’s birth stories are a little bit different. They go like this. Mommy checked into the hospital.¬† Mommy said “ouch” the really nice doctor gave mommy a shot in the back. Ninety minutes later you were born. No, I’m not kidding. It’s pretty un-dramatic, and if I could’ve had them born without participating at all… well that would have been my dream come true. Though my hat is off to the women who choose natural childbirth, …

Manhattan Beach And Momversation

This week on Momversation Asha, Karen, Maggie and I got to talk about sexual abuse. Yeah, lucky us. I can’t just present this video to you without some back story. I grew up in Manhattan Beach, Califrornia. In 1974 my mother took me to The McMartin Preschool for an interview. Something dropped or broke (that I don’t recall) and I said, “oh shit”. My brother and I were not accepted into Manhattan Beach’s best school, and instead we went to the co-op nursery school. The Manhattan Beach of my youth …

Bargain Hunting With Momversation

The part of the video that you didn’t see? Well, I’m wearing a red beret because it was ON SALE. And it’s UGLY. I am not a bargain shopper, I want to be one, but I’m terrible at it. Are you a Bargain Hunter? I don’t even clip coupons any more, I stopped pretending it would work. Special thanks to Karen Wolrond, Rebecca Wolf and Maggie Mason Oh, and also, my only successful discount shopping experiences begin at Gilt, here’s your invitation. Let me know what kind of shopper you …