South of the Border ~

I’m at LAX, on the runway, minutes from the announcement to power down all electronics, and I get a call from the kids’ school – My daughter Celeste (8) has been sent back to the nurse’s office by her teacher. Apparently, the school will not allow her to stay unless she has a note from …

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Maya’s inoculation!

During a recent family meeting, I was listening to the grudges of 4 of my 5 children. They were upset by some of Maya’s more callous comments. It seems that none of my family are very thick skinned in the insult department – I explained to Maya that it was a good policy to think …

My Glamorous morning!

I recently received the following request ~ “Now casting wealthy women who live the glamorous life and Beverly Hills socialites with beautiful homes in the Beverly Hills/Malibu for a Major Cable docusoap.” This is why I am NOT a good candidate! I was jarred awake at 6am this morning with the TV blaring downstairs. What …

boyspeak to mantalk

My 9-year-old Maya was born with many gifts. One of them was the uncanny ability to understand the language of the opposite sex. I wasn’t born that way, and in fact, I still have difficulty interpreting what has now evolved from boyspeak into mantalk. I discovered this talent when she was still in 1st grade, at the yearly school …