One of the best things we can do is to get together, gab and relax with friends. We all know this, but somehow along the course of our regular weeks that get tangled up with work and kids, getting together with friends—the kind of friends you want to see, not have to see—tends to fall […]
Happy Holidays to My Favorite Moms: All of You!
Happy Holiday, ladies! I hope that the presents are wrapped, the kids are behaving and that you’re having a cocktail as a reward for all of your holiday magic-making. In lieu of that, I hope that you’ve grabbed a sufficient amount of chocolate (or gummy bears, in my case) from your secret stash, you’ve […]
11 Things I Want to Tell My Newly Pregnant Friends
First off, congratulations! Second, I am not going to be that annoying person who tells you to enjoy every minute of your puking, under-boob-sweating, stretch-mark-inducing, anxiety-provoking pregnancy. Growing another human being inside your body, while totally worth it, is freaking hard work. But I am going to be the one to tell you about […]
The Science of Mom Friendship
You know when you meet another mom and suddenly everything is awesome, just like in The Lego Movie? And wait—is that the sound of angels singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” that you hear? OK, maybe I’m being a little dramatic—but really, only just a little. A good mom friend is a partner in crime, someone […]
The Best Parenting Advice I've Ever Gotten
My best friend Carrie would’ve been an awesome mom. Beyond awesome. She was loving, exuberant, brilliant and sassy, and she had just the right dose of crazy mixed in. Maybe a little extra crazy, but in the best ways possible. She would’ve been the type of mom to stay up late […]
Meeting Mom Friends: And You Thought Dating Was Hard!
I met a really nice mom at the museum a few weeks ago. My 2-year-old was playing in a photo booth on the dinosaur floor, trying to cajole me into letting him take one more $5 picture. (We’d already taken two.) And her son, who was just two months younger, joined him in the […]