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Best Pick-Up Line Ever (A Story For Valentine's Day)

Best Pick-Up Line Ever (A Story For Valentine’s Day)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to share with you the story behind the best pick-up line ever. “Give me a kiss and make it worth your while.” Spoken by my second husband. Way before I ever thought I would have him as my second husband much less even have a second husband. I...
Parental Pride (The Joy Of Having Teenagers)

Parental Pride (The Joy Of Having Teenagers)

My children. Recreational athletes, world travelers, teenage scholars, connoisseurs of their stepfather’s cooking and now this: comedic videographers. Actually, secret comedic videographers. Picture this: I’m sitting in my uncomfortable middle seat on the plane last Friday morning, heading to Atlanta. Headphones on. Listening to the Foo Fighters on my iPhone. And reading David Remnick’s profile...
Two Weddings, One Wedding Ring And Lifelong Love

Two Weddings, One Wedding Ring And Lifelong Love

I’m really proud to be featured today over at outsidevoice as part of Storied Collections, a series of posts by writers revealing the stories behind their most sentimental material possessions. I’m telling the story about my rebellious grandparents (and the two weddings they had), their everlasting love and the ring I wear every day. Here’s...
I Am A Fraud

I Am A Fraud

I am a fraud. If you look closely, you’ll see it. My rosacea showing through my tinted moisturizer. My gray roots starting to show on the sides of my hairline. My muffin top hidden by the expensive shirt I got from Anthropologie. That someone else paid for. The $13.95 sticker on the bottom of the...
To My Warm, Naked Valentine

To My Warm, Naked Valentine

I couldn’t sleep the other night. It was the second night in a row that I had a bad dream. The first night, I dreamt that my ex-husband had died. And I was in a car driving around looking for my kids because I knew they needed me. And I couldn’t find them. I woke...

The Way It Used To Be Thursday: 5 Years Of (Mostly) Wedded Bliss

November 18, 2006 The way it used to be was like this: I got married (1995). Had two kids (1997, 1999). And then got divorced (2002). After my divorce, I figured I would get married again. Someday. But the circumstances surrounding that someday were not yet imaginable. Post-divorce for me was filled with worries. Worries...