My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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The Last First Day of School

By on Aug 13, 2013 in Mom Life | 14 comments

My husband leaves for work really early every morning, so I’m used to sleeping through the 5:00 a.m. alarm. But today was different: School has started and once again, my daughter must begin her day with a cruel 7:00 a.m. 0 period. She instructed her dad to make sure she got out of bed at 5:30, which he did. Then he tried to do the same to me....

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Going Off The Script

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

    I have a ton of things to do before I send my daughter back to school tomorrow. So why did I spend my weekend driving up and down the Central Valley? It started back in April, when we celebrated Megan’s birthday. My sister’s gift was a ticket to a concert featuring one of my kid’s favorite bands, the Irish group The Script. There was...

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An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

By on Aug 8, 2013 in Celebrities, Education, SoCal Life | 25 comments

Dear Matt Damon: It has come to my attention that you and your family are moving to Los Angeles. As a lifelong Angeleno (with Massachusetts roots), I want to welcome you to our complicated city. Our diversity, energy and culture are equal to what you’re used to in New York — you just have to look a little harder and travel a little longer to find it....

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President Obama Visits Woodland Hills and All of Los Angeles Wonders Why?

By on Aug 6, 2013 in SoCal Life | 2 comments

The fact that President Obama was flying in to Los Angeles today for a Tonight Show appearance was rather ho-hum news. He may not spend as much time here as he did when he was campaigning for re-election, but few politicians with a national presence are strangers here — not when there is so much money to be made from deep-pocketed donors. Then my friend...

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A New Mess

A New Mess

By on Aug 2, 2013 in Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

On Monday, the day after I returned from BlogHer, I went to my doctor’s office for what was (for me) a routine ultrasound. She looked at the image and shook her head. “You have a new mess on your ovary,” she said. I have a history of really large uterine fibroids, and it seemed perfectly natural to me to refer to them as a “mess,”...

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