Even Steven

5 Signs That I’m a Middle-Aged Mom

I started noticing some changes in my life a couple of years ago. At first I thought it was pregnancy hormones (I was pregnant with Simon at the time). Then I thought maybe it had something to do with the kind of soap I was using. But now, I realize that I’m just becoming a… Read More

Lies My Mother Told Me: Part I

My mother was an elementary school counselor and very tuned in to feelings and emotions. And it was very important to her that I grow up to be a strong, confident woman. So sometimes, when I probably just needed the truth, she would lie… “Yes – I think you’re a great dancer.” “No – your… Read More

My Mom in Bed with Coffee

My Mom is Spoiled – and I Am Not

It’s often the case that my mom and my daughter FaceTime eachother in the mornings before Alice goes to preschool. It’s also often the case that my mom is still in bed during their morning conversation. Sometimes I listen in, but most of the time I’m busy getting the 2-year-old dressed or the 6-year-old on… Read More


Must-Read Books for Moms

In case you didn’t know, I have some crazy talented friends. And if you’re a mom that loves to laugh, then my friends have written some books just for you! I Heart My Little A-Holes Karen Alpert of Baby Sideburns doesn’t hold back – even a little – in her debut book. From Caillou to… Read More


A Letter from my Mother – About Camping

Dear Daughter, The next time you suggest a camping trip for the entire family – and you pick the place – the answer is no! Not maybe. Or, Oh that sounds like fun. Just. NO. Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time in the woods with the kids – once my heart recovered… Read More

My Mom’s New Favorite Blog

The last seven days of my life are a bit of a blur. I’ve battled a stomach bug, been awakened in the middle of the night with a puking 4 year old, prayed for a potty-trained 2-year-old as I changed diarrhea diapers for days, went camping in the woods for four days – when temps… Read More

What NOT to be for Halloween

In my sophomore year of college, I went to my first Halloween sorority/fraternity party. Yes, I was in a sorority in college. Someday I’ll tell you the adorable story about how Even Steven was president of his fraternity, and I was president of my sorority. Oh – I guess I just did. The end. Anyway… Read More

Birthday Fails

25 Epic Birthday Fails #birthdayfail

Miles’s 6th birthday is right around the corner, and he keeps reminding me of how I totally failed him during his birthday party two years ago. Yes, the kid is still upset about his 4th birthday. We talked about his birthday party for weeks, and when the big day finally came, he stood at the… Read More

Tori in her maternity swimsuit

Tori Spelling at My House

I’ve always known that my friend Ilana at Mommy Shorts was cool. She lives in New York City. Her work is featured all over the place. She smells good. Which I know for a fact, because I’ve met her in person. But it wasn’t until I watched her new show that I fully understood how… Read More