Reebok EasyTone

Oh, how I wanted these to work. At first, I thought they were working. I could feel something happening in my calves. Alas, it wasn’t enough to make any difference. Reebok has agreed to refund $25 million to consumers like me who purchased its shoes based on deceptive advertising. Commercials for the shoes were quite […]

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Nine Months

You know how your mind wanders while you are standing in what seems like a never-ending line? I was in one of those lines today and for no reason my mind wandered back to something my mother said all of the time. “I carried you for nine months,” she would say. “So,” I used to […]

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Lessons

I sometimes catch myself saying things I have heard before. I will be talking to Simone and Nadia and blurt out: A hard head makes for a soft behind. Or, are you listening to me? Or, don’t make me come back there. It is at those times that I know I am somehow channeling Mom. […]

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Today

Seven years ago today I said good-bye to Mom. She was 53. She had smoked for 35 years. Cancer spread from her lungs to her breast to her brain. Chemotherapy almost killed her. She fought back from ICU, left the hospital and went to a nursing home with a tube down her throat. She fought […]

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Gone Working Again

This has been an unusual year. I do not normally¬†leave home quite this often. But this is how Mommy helps pay the bills. I will be gone for a few days, and Ken will be in charge. “Okay, I don’t want any bad reports,” I told Simone and Nadia at the airport. “Be good for […]

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Gone Working

I’m traveling this week and filing this post from the airport. (Don’t you love free wi-fi?) I have turned over the reigns to Ken and Grandma. Ken has taken a few days off, and Grandma will fill in where needed. Long ago, I decided I would be a working mother. Ken and I also decided […]

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Blog Finds

I am simply amazed by the number of wonderful blogs out there. I can’t read them all, but here are a few I visit on a regular basis. Literary Mama is an e-zine and offers a wealth of beautiful writing on Motherhood. An essay I wrote about Simone can be found on this site. The […]

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