Here are 10 places I've either taken the kids, or plan to take them. Some of them, like London - are obviously kid-friendly places to go. But others, like Muscat, Oman (where they love children) and Rio de Janeiro (where there is fantastic music and wonderful ...
Big News! The Momalog is in Travel + Leisure talking Spring Break destinations with some other pretty amazing bloggers - Mannahattamama, The Bloggess, and Scary Mommy! OMG!
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PS: Can I have a marching band, please?
I was just reading everybody's status updates on Facebook and was reminded by my friend Sperk* that today is the 60th anniversary of the death of Maria Montessori. As I was reading her status update, by the end of the first sentence I said to ...
For a long time I had myself convinced I’d had an idyllic childhood, but by the time I was twenty, the psychological fallout that comes from growing up with two alcoholic parents hit the fan and I was compelled to see a psychiatrist (even though it was the last thing I wanted to do). My despair coupled with epic Technicolor nightmares about drowning and being chased drove me the therapist’s couch. On my way to that first appointment, I said to myself, if I don’t have a big “Aha!” moment by the end of this fifty-minute-hour, I’m outta here.
Well. At the end of that first session the psychiatrist quietly said something so life-changing that in just one sentence, he ripped off the cape of denial I’d hid under for twenty years:
“Did it ever occur to you that the reason you are depressed is because both your parents are alcoholics?”
Yesterday, after I posted my self-indulgent and epic-length rant about how much I despise our ex-pediatric-allergist, a grandfatherly gentleman named George who is a fan of my Facebook page (but may not be now) made a ‘critical’ comment about the post, which he called an article:
In line at Safeway, I watched as my tween looked at covers of the tabloids (how could she not?! there’s nothing else to read! Why don’t they have National Geographics up there?). One cover displayed a close-up of Kim Kardashian’s lips post-plastic-surgery with the headline, “PLASTIC SURGERY WHILE PREGNANT!”
You know those days when you’ve planned an end-of-school swim & BBQ party for your child’s classmates on the last day of school but horrid weather.com alerts you that there’s a 70% chance of it pissing rain on the day of your party so you move mountains to switch it today? – You carefully go through the list of invitees and ask each parent if their kid can make it, and they can, so you sigh a breath of huge relief until you realize that your husband can’t make it so you’re going to be on your own and BBQing? And that this will be a disaster?