Thirteen

Thirteen years ago today Mr. G. and I were married under the chuppah. We’ve had two apartments, three houses, two children, a handful of hamsters, two cats and a few dogs. We’ve read 4,748 issues of the LA Times together, we’ve shared more than 10,000 meals and at least twice as many kisses. We’ve overcome huge obstacles, and we’ve operated nicely as a team. My husband has supported my every endeavor with kind smile. I returned from an interesting two day trip to Detroit, exhausted and dirty only to turn …

Vision and Dental and Healthcare Oh My!

Earlier this week the house passed a healthcare reform bill. It is a 2,000 plus page document and I remain unsure that our representatives have actually read all of it. I have not read the bill in it’s entirety (good thing I’m not your representative), but I have been alerted to a huge change that voters everywhere must be aware of and take action on. Now. With the new heathcare plan, vision and dental plans for children would be separate than that of adults. Let me explain to you why …

Breastfeeding Will Not Bring Out The Perverts

I was going to give you a Friday Confession, but today ABC News printed a bit of my interview with them. Folks are yammering about how the Bebe Gluton doll is somehow dangerous for young girls. I’ve got a thunk on the head for them. I’m not going to discuss the merits of breastfeeding. I’ll let the American Academy of Pediatrics do the talking. Not every baby is easily breastfed, I had two kids, one nursed, one didn’t. I’ll talk about why at a later date. Here’s the issue, and …

Holocaust Museum in Washington DC: More Executions

This morning there is grim news out of Washington DC. A gunman has entered the Holocaust Museum and opened fire. This is the Holocaust Museum where my Great Grandmother’s picture is. This is the Holocaust Museum that chronicles my family’s arrival to the states in the 50’s. I stood at the Holocaust Museum the week it opened with my Grandfather and my Aunt and I realized my aunt hadn’t covered her tattoo with a longer shirt. We saw pictures of the camps where my family lived and died from Auschwitz …

Octuplets: The Babies California Will Caretake

In the earliest months of 1998 I was a newlywed woman with one thing on her mind. I wanted a baby. It wasn’t because I felt particularly prepared for motherhood, it wasn’t because I had a big home or a husband with a great income. It was because I was madly in love my husband and I longed to start a family with him. A family. Not a baby, but a family. You see, much like puppies and kittens, they’re cute and irresistible, but they will in fact grow up …