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...
- 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...
- 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'
- 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 11, 2014
Where'd all the romance go?
I have a confession to make. I’m an epic-romance junkie. Sure, I’m a happily-married, mother of two, ambitious feminist… but I’m a...
- Aug 2, 2014
I'm not crazy: That fake snake was real!
I’ve seen my future. I’m a senile old woman who gets kicked out of the nursing home because I keep scaring the other elderly guests with...
- Jul 19, 2014
Death at My Doorstep
Today, my neighbor died. I was there in her living room with her daughter, who has become a friend over the years, listening as the...
- Jul 3, 2014
The Most Beautiful Woman In the World & I are neighbors
It’s like we’re twins: We live on the same street We both have a son & daughter between the ages of 7 – 9 We’re in our early 40s (that’s...
- Jun 22, 2014
Gender Differences: The Wyle Coyote Effect
Here’s a short story about the difference between boys and girls. At dinner last night, my husband told our two kids the story of Larry...
- Jun 13, 2014
Less-Than-Zen Reflections on My First Hot-Yoga Class
Since the stress of balancing a family & a career isn’t going away any time soon, I’m incorporating [all and any] stress-management...
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