May 7, 2018

Ever since I can remember, I have always craved order and schedules and fine, I’ll say it, monotony.  As an overweight child and then teen, I struggled daily with my lack of control over my food and my body. All I wanted was to feel normal and look normal – to be in co...

May 1, 2018

About Perimenopause!!! (Record scratch)

Fun subject, huh? I know it’s a little awkward, but please keep reading.

As some of you know, I’ve been having a really shitty, crazy, rollercoaster ride with my hormones for the past five years or so. I’ve had countless blood test...

January 1, 2018

Oh man. It's 2018. Finally. Yay! I think this is the most excited I have ever been to start a new year.

Aside from the obvious (TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP), 2017 has been extremely challenging both personally and professionally. So, fingers crossed that this New Year live...

November 12, 2017

"Your hormone levels are normal," the email said. Which, of course, was good news. But it still didn't explain the mood swings, the irregular periods, the night sweats, the bloating, the weight gain. I asked the doctor, "then why am I feeling this way?" Perimenopause


November 4, 2017

When I was a kid and people would ask me where I lived, their reaction was usually: "New York City? Ohhh, isn't it scary growing up there?"

Admittedly, the Upper West Side in the 1970's and 80's probably was more dangerous than the suburbs where most of the people askin...

October 25, 2017

Who me? When did I become that Mom? Surely, they have me confused with someone else. Yet, lately, I'm forbidden to: a) Say hello to my daughters' friends in front of said daughters b) Speak in public above a whisper c) Sing anywhere other than the shower d) Show affec...

October 15, 2017

As a 12-year-old growing up in NYC in the 1980’s, one might assume I was exposed to a lot of things that were not exactly age-appropriate. That would be correct. There were prostitutes on my corner; I smoked Marijuana with my step-father on the roof of our building and...

October 5, 2017

It's true. I'm a F*CKing cliche. A mom in her forties with some time on her hands and a desire to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a writer.

I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing. Literally, this is my first time (actually, second, but that's for another post) laun...

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