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Unheard LA Storytelling video

  Here’s my appearance at KPCC’s Unheard LA – a storytelling event – where I read an excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?  – LUNCH WITH TWO JOANS.

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My book featured in Anchora Magazine!

Excited and proud to have my book featured in the Summer edition of Anchora Magazine in their monthly book roundup of Delta Gamma authors. Yes! I was in a sorority! Go ahead and mock me. I can take it! BTW

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Posted in book review, books, Family, humor, mothering, News, sorority, Uncategorized

More press for “Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?”

Excited to have my book reviewed by HIKE2FORTY Blog – check it out here! I love how these are written, little tidbits … I find in my life that humor gets me through it all, even the most hard/tough/difficult times

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Featured on WordPress Mother’s Day Blog & a post

I’m honored to be featured in a special WordPress Mother’s Day Feature on MomBlogs!  Thanks WordPress and welcome new WordPress visitors! As Cheri wrote in her lovely post, I write about life with my three daughters, my aging and heightist

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Posted in Family, humor, mother daughter, mothering, Uncategorized, women, Writing

My Column in Working Mother Magazine

Here’s a humor piece I wrote that was in the Feb/March issue of Working Mother Magazine.  I wrote it last year when I was trying to talk to my daughter while editing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Teachers – Give Us Parents A Break!

I know it’s a huge cultural taboo to criticize teachers, but they are not always perfect and I can’t keep quiet about this any longer. My beef is with the relentless assignment of outside projects.  I am fine with kids

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Posted in comedy, education, Family, humor, kids, mothering, parenting, Uncategorized

I’m Just Like Honey Boo Boo’s Mom!

Help! I don’t know how it happened but somehow I’ve turned into Honey Boo Boo’s mom. Check out my guest post on LA Parent.

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The Fellowship of the Ham

About the time I thought the vein on my neck was going to explode from the stress of the holidays, I was suddenly struck with an unexpected heartwarming feeling. Oddly enough, this happened as I wrote the words “Pick-up ham”

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Posted in Christmas, culture, Family, food, holidays, life

The Most Un-Cool Mom Ever – Guest Post on Ooph

Check out my post on Ooph – Stefanie Mullen’s website for parents of teens and tweens. I’m so uncool!

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Book Excerpt from “Where to Dump a Dead Body . . .”

Yesterday I took Buddy to get his shots in case we have to board him during our vacation. I’m really hoping that our friend Barry will house-sit and watch Buddy because he gets so nervous at that boarding place. (Buddy,

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