From the monthly archives:

May 2012

How To Sit Next to a Stranger on a Plane

May 9, 2012

This post is sponsored by Schwinn and contains a sponsored video. 1. Do not introduce yourself at the risk of depriving yourself of the Stranger on The Plane ™ phenomenon that’s all the rage. 2. Let him know that you have a fear of flying, well, not so much flying as crashing, so you may […]

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Showing Up

May 8, 2012

I’ve been so lucky since I started blogging. I made friends, real friends, the friends that I reach out to when things are hard, the friends that are there to laugh with (and sometimes at) but also who I have cried with and talked about those things that we don’t always want to talk about. […]

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The Black Dress

May 7, 2012

I am just back from attending the Mom 2.0 Summit in Miami and I am filled with ideas and inspiration and margaritas. One of the many wonderful things that happened was that Laura Mayes, the Mom 2.0 superhero invited me to participate in a reading about black clothes. It was a perfect fit for me, […]

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May 3, 2012

Young Ladrinka got sick last week which was super inconvenient because I had an out of town trip planned the following week. First he sneezed. Then he blew his nose. Then he coughed. Then he got the thermometer and stuck it in one ear after the other and announced that he had a fever. “I […]

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Discouraging Teen Pregnancy

May 1, 2012

Marinka: Honey, come here, I want to talk to you. 13 year old daughter: No, thanks. M: It’s not a choice. 13 yo: WHAT? M: You know what’s really sucks? 13 yo: I thought I wasn’t allowed to use that word. M: You’re not, but I can. 13 yo: That’s not fair. M: It is […]

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