• You Want To Pay Me For Photos Of My What?

    a handsome man kissing a woman's foot.  black background and room for text. black and white

    I’m at Dave and Buster’s with Balthazar who is attending a birthday party for a friend. A tall guy in a leather biker gang jacket catches my eye. He smiles, winks his good eye, smiles again and walks away. I see him check me out a few more times as I chase my 7-year-old through… Read More

  • Thank You Gwyneth Paltrow For Giving Me Permission To Yawn

    a pic of a yawning tired woman.

    Dear Gwyneth- I always wonder how my mother raised her children in a pre-Amazon.com world. Seriously. How did our moms do it? What with the having to go the store herself and planning ahead? I look back on the sacrifices my mother made to raise me in a pre-Amazon.com world and I salute her. What… Read More

  • Wars, Noon + 18 Other Things All Men Can Sleep Through

    Lazy man at home in his underwear, sleeping on the couch and snoring.

    The hardest thing for me to get used to about motherhood was just how tiring it was, for my husband. He took the whole “sleep when the baby sleeps” mantra to heart and began his long love affair with sleeping. He’ll say, “You don’t need a lot of sleep so why do you care?” to… Read More

  • Suggestions For Sarah Scott Who Bought Her Dream Home Instead of Having More Kids

    Young Family Standing Outside Dream Home

    Dear Sarah- Thank you so much for your honest and thoughtful essay in Elle Décor in which you described the deep sacrifice you and your husband recently made. You documented your heroic decision to have just two children instead your desired three. The costs of children are just too much, you said. If you had… Read More

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