Fun, Fabulous, Frightening 50

October 11, 2013

So last week I was working on this very deep and profound post about turning 50. And then this happened. Yes, my husband interrupted my deep and profound thoughts and surprised me by spiriting me away to a spa resort for a full weekend of mud baths, personal microdermabrasion, massages and detoxes. In case you [...]

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Oversharing since 1979

September 19, 2013

I get it from her. That woman who sat across the table from me. It was 1979 and I was out to dinner with my father, sister and Mama Rose. The waiter took our order and as he walked away, my father leaned over to my sister and me and whispered “Our waiter looks like [...]

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It’s National “Stop Procrastination Day”!

September 6, 2013

Well, as I told you a few days ago, I’m still a dried-up husk of a woman. But I’m reviving myself enough to tell you two things. First. I’m In The Powder Room with some tips on how to make the most of today’s national holiday, “Stop Procrastination Day”.  So if you have issues with [...]

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Hey kids! Let’s do some summer math!

September 4, 2013

Hey kids! I hope you haven’t forgotten how to do math over the summer! 75 – 57 = 18 But just in case those numbers mean nothing to you, let’s make it a word problem! There were 75 days between June 15 when Shari left for Florida to teach, and today, September 3, when she [...]

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He’s finally found someone who will listen

August 22, 2013

If you recall from my former writings, my darling husband has had a little trouble getting his offspring pumped about the things that thrill him to his very marrow. Like driving around cul-de-sacs. And pretending to camp, except indoors. And most of all, his endless stories about every crack and crevice of the Maine ski [...]

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You’ve Got Lipstick On Your Teeth

August 8, 2013

Big news, dudes. Dusty be published. I am a contributing author to this delightful anthology, on sale starting TODAY on Amazon! With pieces by incredible female humorists like Leslie Marinelli, Wendi Aarons, Tarja Parssinen, Kim Bongiorno and others, this little gem is all about girlfriends, shared visits to the powder room and stories that we [...]

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Crap At My Mother’s House, Volume 3

July 31, 2013

Greetings from Koontz Lake, Indiana, and welcome to a very special edition of “Crap At My Mother’s House”! While there are certainly enough clocks that sing obnoxious earworm tunes every hour on the hour and tacky kitschy knick-knacks for another regular edition, today we’re going to focus on a particular aspect of crap at Mama [...]

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Driving Tips for the Middle of Nowhere

July 19, 2013

I’ve discovered a few things during my time in Maine. Yes, yes, we already know that a swooping bat can be dominated by a 75-year old man with a flyswatter. But beyond that obvious moral lesson, here are a few other bits to gnaw on: 1. When you are driving on a one-lane mountain road, [...]

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The Bellydancer Rides Again

July 10, 2013

Just tickled to share with you the video from Listen To Your Mother NYC! Mama Rose, this story will never, ever get old–this is your moment!! To view every single wonderful reader in our fantastic New York cast, go here. To view every single wonderful reader in the United States of America, go here. AND! [...]

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When Moms Console (with bonus inner monologue)

July 9, 2013

Locale: My in-laws’ home in the woods of so-Northern-Maine-it’s-almost-Canada Players: 2 old Filipinos, screaming daughter, consoling mother, and a freakin’ bat Time: Night. When freakin’ bats wake up and fly into old Filipinos’ homes in the woods of so-Northern-Maine-it’s-almost-Canada Scene! Mother-in-law: OH! A bird just flew into the house! Father-in-law: That is not a bird, [...]

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