Day 127: 15 pounds and a 4-week vacation, you say?
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First off, do NOT say anything about the lapse in my posts. I have no excuse. Other than it's busy raising two teenagers, maintaining a...
- Mar 23, 2020
Day 7: Off-gassing broccoli & mini trampolines
Oh, the interesting things you never noticed before that you learn during a pandemic. 1. Broccoli is a miracle vegetable, right? Packed...
- Mar 20, 2020
Day 4: Oil pulling & stress management
Disclaimer: Tonight was wine night. (My husband broke out a bottle from storage and claimed, "What are we waiting for? The end of the...
- Mar 19, 2020
Day 3: Mundane Life as a Covid-19 Pandemic Shut-in
Yes, I'm back on the blog. Why? Mostly because I don't trust Facebook. And it feels like cheating if I cut-and-paste the same email to...
- Aug 27, 2018
Mean people, please don't be mean to me
In a week that included a root canal AND and a botched attempt to remove a blackberry thorn from my finger (resulting in a staph infection a
- Jul 23, 2018
I spent Friday on an LAPD Human Trafficking Operation. You?
Yup. Just like on television. But unlike tv, 48 hours later, I still trying to process the overwhelming reality of poverty, violence and h
- Jul 6, 2018
That's right -- my Lady Blog is back!
This email is specifically targeted to the 193 trusty readers of my old blog. Some of you (okay, 2 of you that I can name) asked, over...
- Nov 9, 2015
How to build a tower everyone likes?
Visiting Watts Tower Sculpture in Los Angeles is a must do for anyone wanting to be creative... but feeling daunted by the prospects of how
- Sep 2, 2015
Simple Rules for Monday Nights
Born out of real-life experience, here is what I suggest you do on Monday nights: 1.) Don’t order a caffe latte at the restaurant at...
- Aug 11, 2015
Inspiring me to enjoy "Growing Up"
Just stumbled over Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis' newest song, "Growing Up." It's quite lovely when a young man gets all soft about his baby....
- May 11, 2015
Happy Mother's Day: The "Real Cards of an LA Mom"
In case the start-up business doesn’t pan out, I’ve got my next career at Hallmark all tee’d up: CARD #1 to Me (from my kids): Roses are...
- Apr 9, 2015
Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner
CREATING INNOVATORS by Tony Wagner A must-read for all modern-day parents who hope to instill the qualities needed for their children to...
- Mar 16, 2015
Going Rogue in the Closet: The Companion Guide to Decluttering
As a self-annointed devotee, I have pitched unrelentingly the awe-inspiring merits of the newly-translated book, "The Life-Changing Mag
- Jan 9, 2015
My whacky, Japanese-Style, decluttered New Year
According to Marie Kondo, a life is best-lived uncluttered and surrounded only by the things that bring joy. Undeniable, right? Who isn'
- Dec 24, 2014
Newsflash: Mom lets kids "own the tree!"
Enthusiastic Kids: 1 Controlling Perfectionist Mom: 0 Actually, that zero is probably just one in a million (as in Mom: 1,000,000) but...
- Nov 15, 2014
A "Feel Good" Friday
Here’s a story that brought tears to my eyes: “Students Build a Better Home for Wounded Solider Who Couldn’t Get Around His House.”...
- Nov 11, 2014
Better get living while you’re alive
The constant chorus throughout my days — and in the days of many of those around me — is that life is busy and stressful & we’re not...
- Nov 5, 2014
Don’t Wake Me, I’m working!
After 10+ years of being bombarded by doctors-cum-celebrity-authors that my children need sleep (“Without sleep, your child won’t go to...
- Oct 13, 2014
Job Titles NOT to give yourself
2014 is nearly over. Digital sophistication is at its highest and yet, people are giving themslves dumb titles on their Linked In...
- Sep 19, 2014
Pressure to Prezi
What’s a Prezi? That’s what I said when my daughter (age 10) came home from school last April and said “Mom, we learned Prezi today!” My...
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