My InstaGram is InstaGone!

Girls on phones.

"AHHHHHH!  My pictures are gone!" If, like thousands upon thousands of other parents, you have allowed your under 13-year-old child to be on Instagram, you may well have heard that cry over the weekend. Why?  Because, per its Terms of Service, Instagram does not allow children under the age of 13 Continue Reading

The Great B’Nai Mitzvah Makeover

While my kids are studying their Torah portions, looking for relevant things to say in their speeches (you try to relate skin disease (the subject of their portions) to 21st century tweenagerdom!), I have no less daunting tasks: Planning a party that is neither over the top nor lame. (so far, not Continue Reading

The Year that Wasn’t

New Years Clock

As the New Year begins, most people like to look back on the things that happened over the past year.  The tragic losses, the remarkable successes, the movie stars divorced or scandalized. Not me.  I'm reflecting on the year that wasn't.  All the things I thought would happen...and didn't. 1. 2012 Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions For The Rest of You

Let's face it, every year, we all make New Year's resolutions, and every year, we fail to keep even one of them. So this year, I'm not going to bother.  Instead, I'm telling other people what New Year's Resolutions I'd like them to keep.  Because, you know, who doesn't need a little advice from Continue Reading

My Top Five Holiday Pet Peeves

The Holidays are upon us.  Which means it's time for endless good cheer, open minds, generous hearts and the spirit of...oh, who am I kidding? The Holidays are when the cynical New Yorker in me grumbles about the hoards of tourists, when the Jew in me feels distinctly left out, and when the only Continue Reading

Ten Unfair Things About Being 40-Something

An old dog. Draw your own conclusions.

If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog you'll see the line "If forty's the new thirty, someone forgot to tell my thighs."  (and my uterus, but that's another story.)  True, there was a time before penicillin, and indoor plumbing, and cosmetic surgery - when being in your forties meant you were Continue Reading