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Jan19

All we need are buckets of mud and a dream. Who’s with me?

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You might think this parenting-news gig is pretty sweet, but let me tell you, it’s a weekly exercise in horror. Want to know what my afternoon was like? Head over to Google News and search for the words “parents” or “child.” The 364,000 items that pop up are all one of the following permutations: Parents […]

Jan19
Kooky Things, Argh

Kooky Things, Argh

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Dear Amalah, After having three children and experiencing various degrees of hair lushness then hair loss (nothing radical), it has come to this: tendrils. God!!! I wear my longish hair up every single day in a kind of messy topknot, which probably contributed to the tendril outbreak. But: now I have these horrid things to […]

Jan18

The 2007 Golden Globes

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The 2007 Golden Globes was one of the least annoying award shows I have ever sat through from beginning to end, but then, they already had a head start. The Globes have a fighting chance at being fun because they never include a cloying musical number performed by an aging artist — usually Sting when […]

Jan17
Seven Products For 2007

Seven Products For 2007

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I decided late in 2006 to step out of the incredibly cliched role of the harried housewife who puts herself last and take better care of me. I’ve never had trouble carving out time for myself but carving out money for myself has been a problem. Last week I spent the equivalent my weekly food […]

Jan17
The Care of Suede and Other Magical Creatures

The Care of Suede and Other Magical Creatures

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Since you are the cross between Coach super-goddess and generally helpful person, I figured you were the right person to which to send this inquiry. PLEASE please help, as I really don’t want my first foray into the Coach purse world to scar me from future purchases. Please? So. For Christmas I received this absolutely […]

Jan12

Hey, fat-obsessed America!

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Last week I dared to take the I-will-take-no-stance stance, as I composed a please-let-me-offend-no-one, after-all-both-sides-have-a-point post. I’ve since recovered from my bout with objectivity, and I’m ready to judge someone, anyone. Like fat kids! Those underage slobs. I… I can’t. I can’t even joke, when it comes to the children. Why did God make me […]

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