25 Things I Learned From My Mother

6 years ago today my mom died. I’m trying to laugh today- instead of cry (not easy!) because my mom liked when we laughed. And she LOVED when we paid attention to her (sound familiar?!) 25 Things I learned from my mother 1. Cover soles of new shoes with scratch-less bottoms. Scuffed shoes look terrible…

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44.

  Stupid cancer.  This is the 6th Mother’s Day without my mom. I’m 44 years old. And I feel my mom’s absence even more now than I did a few years ago. I think it’s because I’m in my mid life (or her 3/4 life!)  and feel so much like I remember her to be….

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‘Twas the night before high school…

I am starting high school tomorrow! No, I’m not. My son is. And I am emotional and anxious. I remember my ninth grade year as clear as day. I remember the Benetton logo striped shirt I wore THREE too many times. I remember my horrible perm.  I remember walking through the hallways, seeing the older…

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Update about almost everything.

Past month. WOW. I celebrated my niece’s bat mitzvah:                         I celebrated my 43rd birthday at Barry Manilow and @soulcycle. (Thanks again EVERYONE!! Shout out to @soulcycle teacher @pedalmom Julie Dermer for fantastic bday ride and my sister @stacykfritz for being the all around…

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Public Apology and a couple more books…

This morning while I was showering at my brother and sister in law’s apartment after my soul cycle class in NYC (Laurie Cole’s class was INCREDIBLE ahhhh)… I realized that I forgot to include my sister in law Amy Koppelman’s books in my book recommendations post. I am sorry Amy. I should have included your…

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I am a horrible wife…

(also featured on huffington post check out the comments on that site…WOW!) Last week we said goodbye to our kids for the next seven weeks. They will have freedom, independence and fun at sleepaway camp. Excitedly, they wait all year to go. They LOVE sleepaway camp. Their father (my husband of 15 years) and I will…

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advice for a bride to be and a reminder for the rest of us.

a “bride to be” listener named karen emailed me after yesterday’s show asking for some “pre-marital” advice for sustaining a marriage. i was thrilled because the past couple of days there had been some controversy surrounding my “marital” advice. ..and by controversy i mean some people were quite agitated with my recommending to an unhappily…

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