It was one thing when Lauren Conrad wrote a novel. But Snooki? Really? Sigh. I can either be defeated or opportunistic, I suppose. So, Dear Publishing Industry: I officially submit my application to be JWoww’s ghostwriter.
Really? Kids today are worse than kids were yesterday? Tell that to my grandparents. Seriously- I understand how Velcro sneakers have impacted our children’s shoe-tying skills, though they’ve also probably decreased by tenfold the two-year-old tantrum quotient. But the notion that kids who can figure out how to manipulate a mouse and work the DVRContinue reading “Nincompoops”
Ava (while getting into her pajamas): Bajina, bajina, bajina. Me: It’s “va-gina.” Ava: No, “ba-gina.” Me: No, “va-gina.” Ava: “Vagina”? That’s a funny name for “wee-wee.”
A couple of weeks ago, flipping through the Boston Globe business section, I came across an item about a $200 clip-on baby monitor that shook if your infant didn’t move for 15 seconds. Wow, I thought. A guarantee that your child won’t sleep through the night. And another unnecessary baby item to join the videoContinue reading “The boy who loved lint”
I spent this evening making a round of calls for rememberances of Walter Cronkite. Talked to a former ABC reporter who encountered him in an elevator in Israel, and said that Cronkite scared the bejeezus out of him by saying he was there “in pursuit of the biggest story of the century.” (He was justContinue reading “Remembering Cronkite”
I’ve written a lot about Sarah Palin over the past year, because I find her fascinating — as a series of TV events, a political figure, a mother. So now, as she enters the news once again, I’m wondering: Is it fair, to her and to all working women, to wonder if some part ofContinue reading “Sarah Palin’s big decision”
Welcome to my new website, a place to archive my TV reviews and parenting columns and to share what’s on my mind. And to show off a really cute picture of Jesse, who looks more like a little man every day.