Finding Comfort

Comfort. I feel like it’s what we’re all craving right about now, after these months of turmoil. When you look at this photo, you might just see some odd bread and egg concoction. But not me. I see my 8-year-old self, sitting at my grandparents little kitchen table in the Bronx, where I spent every […]

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George (a.k.a. Hammy G)

Three years ago: “Mom, can I get a hamster?” Me: “No. You have a dog.” Two years ago: “Can I get a hamster?” Me: “No.” One year ago: “Can I get a hamster?” Me: “No.” Day 2 of the pandemic: “Can I get a hamster?” Me: “No.” Day 120 of the pandemic: I look over […]

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Hello 50…

Today is my 50th birthday and honestly, I’m feeling a little weird. I’ve never really been fazed by getting older, but 50 just seems, well…BIG. Plus, inside, I still feel 20 but my body is like “Ha ha you are DEFINITELY not 20 and here are some grey hairs, wrinkles, and a backache to prove […]

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The Kids Are Alright

This is my son and his best friends, all seniors in high school. I love these kids…they are respectful, funny, and kind. Right now they should be sitting in history class, talking about prom, and getting ready for graduation. Instead they sit on a driveway, six feet apart, masks covering their young faces, to wish […]

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Thoughts From A Drive-Thru

Decided to pick up a little coffee treat at Starbucks for my daughter, who is supposed to be living her best life at college right now, but is instead quarantined in the house with me, who asks her to proofread my memes while I chew pretzels too loudly. As I pulled up to the drive-thru […]

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The Sock Experiment

See this sock? It’s been in the middle of our upstairs hallway for about 48 hours now. It belongs to my 11-year-old. I don’t know where the other one is or how it got there. As I bent down to pick it up, I had a thought. If I DIDN’T pick it up, how long […]

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