Mar 24, 2012

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“Creepy-Ass Dolls”

“Creepy-Ass Dolls”

As the mother of two sons, I am profoundly grateful that I will never have to step foot into an American Girl store and be surrounded by my worst nightmare: dolls. I’m not sure how this fear originated, but I have always been really creeped out by dolls, even as a child. The uncanny valley-ness of their plastic eyelids clicking shut just made my skin crawl. Even now as a...

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Feb 6, 2012

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Celebrity Mom Outsources “Sex Talk” to...

Celebrity Mom Outsources “Sex Talk” to Professional

One of the surreal and fun aspects of being an Angeleno is inadvertently rubbing elbows with celebrities while going about your daily business. Today, I rubbed yoga mats with a certain actress, who is more famous for her lip implants than her body of work. As we were putting on our shoes in the reception area at the end of class, she started bemoaning to the other moms about how...

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Jan 24, 2012

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Challenging the Mompetition

I was touring a middle school recently when I recognized the mom volunteering...

Nov 20, 2011

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Fruit Baskets – The Ultimate &...

Fruit Baskets – The Ultimate “F–k You” Get-Well Gift.

If you really want to get back at somebody and inspire shock and horror,...

Nov 3, 2011

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Scented Shoelaces For Girls – ...

Scented Shoelaces For Girls – Wasted Olfactory Technology!

Coming to stores near you – scented shoelaces for preteen girls that...

Aug 22, 2011

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The Joy of Cooking…Placenta?

The Joy of Cooking…Placenta?

This New York Magazine article features a growing trend of new mothers who are...

Jul 28, 2011

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My New Beauty Obsession: LVL Lash Li...

My New Beauty Obsession: LVL Lash Lift

Move over Japanese Lash Perming, there’s a new improved lash treatment...

Jul 7, 2011

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Contemporary Art for Children

Contemporary Art for Children

As a mom to two boys, I’m pretty f—ing sick of seeing prints of...