So I Married the Right Guy

My parents’ 20th wedding anniversary was their second to last one. By then my mother had been diagnosed with the breast cancer that would kill her soon after, but I remember my 19-year-old self thinking that 20 years of marriage was a major milestone. By the time I was 20, she was gone. I met … Continue reading So I Married the Right Guy

The Day My Daughter was Almost Born Near Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike

Well, I blinked and my baby daughter turned 16 this week. I thought long and hard about what the perfect gift for a teenager would be and concluded that it is this: a blog post dedicated to her. What teen would want AirPods when they can have a bespoke piece of writing in their honor? … Continue reading The Day My Daughter was Almost Born Near Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike

Why I’m Ignoring My Screen Time Report

If you wear a fitness tracking device such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch chances are you’re moving more (even if it’s just waving your arm to rack up your daily step count like I used to do), sitting less and making choices that are better for your overall health. Same goes for apps like … Continue reading Why I’m Ignoring My Screen Time Report

How I got Most of My Kids to Turn Off the Lights

One of my strongest memories as a teenager is that of my father obsessing over the electricity bill.  He would come home from work and do a thorough sweep of our house, room by room, to see if there were any lights left unnecessarily on.  Upon entering a brightly lit but otherwise empty room (usually … Continue reading How I got Most of My Kids to Turn Off the Lights