Tagged with motherhood

Surrender

Surrender

This is a guest post written in June 2012 for Totsy.com. As parents we like to think we’re in charge. We make rules, plan dinner, enforce bedtimes, and create a structure for our families that will insure maximum health and happiness. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, are we really in control? In reality… … Continue reading

Confessions of a Biased Juror

Confessions of a Biased Juror

On Monday morning I drove to the LA County Courthouse to fulfill my civic obligation of jury duty. Don’t you assume that jury duty will turn out to be a traffic violation, petty crime or some marital dispute? I never imagined it would be something substantive, let alone a case and a victim with whom … Continue reading

HUNGRY HEARTS.

HUNGRY HEARTS.

I’m looking for a new place to lend my heart. Most of my pre-mom life, I was an advocate for animal rights. In 7th grade I learned about cosmetics companies conducting horrific scientific experiments on bunnies and monkeys, just to be sure our blushes and mascaras were safe. So I wrote to PETA, designed my … Continue reading

You Can Take Him Honey

You Can Take Him Honey

Aspen rocked her first My Gym class today. We both sported gigantic grins for the full 45 minutes…bouncy beach balls, slides, trampolines, bubbles…a veritable toddler paradise. I almost choked up at one point, watching her scramble away to play with the other kids and then pause to look back at me briefly—just to make sure … Continue reading

HAPPINESS OR BUST

HAPPINESS OR BUST

Today’s post is dedicated to so many people that I love. I think you know who you are. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At her 2010 Women’s Conference, Maria Shriver was asked if she thought the modern woman could ever hope to “have it all”? A successful marriage, career, family, personal life, etc. She replied something to the effect … Continue reading

FIGHTING BACK

I’ve worked a bit backwards with this blog business, beginning my collection of entries before actually creating the darn thing.  Early this morning while Aspen was sleeping I refined my list of “things you’ll expect to see here”. One of them was “adventures in pregnancy and domesticity”. My husband laughed when he heard that one. … Continue reading

Memory-Making

Memory-Making

Stats: Sunny, 70 degrees in Santa Monica. Typical day…our mood was anything but. We felt the sunshine, inside and out. I reminisced in the way that makes more memories. Billy Joel on Pandora delivered us hours of old favorite tunes. Aspen loves to dance in front of the mirror with Mommy. Or maybe it’s Mommy’s … Continue reading