What Every Volleyball Mom Should Know

A little note to the Volleyball Moms out there. Jane is playing volleyball these days and it’s just terrific. It’s a sport that kids come to a little later so there’s less parental involvement on the court than there is with other sports. I may have just lucked out with Jane’s particular group but the volleyball parents are absolutely wonderful. The coaches are also amazing. As amazing as volleyball is I need every parent to know why there should be no cameras at your daughter’s volleyball matches. These are Jane’s …

Football Girls and Very Bad Parenting

When Jane was in the fourth grade she wanted to play football. What you may or may not know is that within the private schools in Los Angeles there are intramural sports starting in fourth grade. During the fall season the boys play football and the girls play basketball. Three years ago Jane wanted to play football with the boys. I said no. I love sports. I play a lot of tennis, I’ve coached Jane’s soccer, before I was a soccer mom I was soccer girl. Sports matter for their …

Other Women Would Ask Their Mother Why She Needs a Psychic

Moms are funny and mine is no exception. I’m not sure if I told you about the time she bought a house at a seance, or about the time that they brought a healer in to talk to the cat to ask her how she felt. The house was a good house but the cat felt like shit because she was 20 years old and they mercifully put her to sleep some time after that cat chat. I also won’t tell you about the time that Mom was going to …

My Kid Lost A Bet

This morning Jane came downstairs in a skirt. Her school uniform is pants, shorts or skirts. Every year I buy a few skirts, and every year they sit unused. I was shocked to see her in a skirt this morning. “Jane,” I asked, “why are you wearing a skirt?” “I lost a bet.” She deadpanned. I know better than to ask more.