Month: February 2013

The End of the Affair (Daily Post Writing Challenge)

This week's Daily Post Writing Challenge is Image vs. Text. Link to the Challenge here. This is my contribution. Sometimes our love is misplaced. We love what is bad for us, but makes us feel good. We love what hurts us, but also gives us pleasure. We love with our hearts, not our heads. We … Continue reading The End of the Affair (Daily Post Writing Challenge)


“Us.” (With a cameo by Cindy Brady . . .)

I had a great weekend.  I got to spend time with my best friend (even though I was driving her to the doctor- she's better now).  My husband cooked me dinner, did the food shopping, and brought flowers home for me.  The kids are healthy and everyone slept through the nights.  I made it to yoga … Continue reading “Us.” (With a cameo by Cindy Brady . . .)

V-Day Treat: Favorite “I Love You” Scenes

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share some of my favorite "I Love You" scenes.  I picked four out of millions and list them below, in no particular order.  Happy Valentine's Day! 1.  Scarlett and Rhett in Gone With the Wind I've loved Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, since I read it decades ago … Continue reading V-Day Treat: Favorite “I Love You” Scenes

Academy Awards Movie Madness- Life of Pi

Did you ever want to read a book, but then you don't?  Then the movie version of the book comes out, so you go see the movie instead, and then you wish you read the book first?  And then after you see the movie, you don't really want to read the book anymore? That is me … Continue reading Academy Awards Movie Madness- Life of Pi

Welcome to Holland

Last week I mentioned that I was granted permission to post one of my favorite essays.  It touches upon what it feels like to parent a special needs child. It was originally given to me by my son, M.'s, teacher years ago on the first day of school, and it has stayed with me ever … Continue reading Welcome to Holland

Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge

This week's writing challenge on the Daily Post blog ( is to describe a character from your life. Check out the challenge here. This is my contribution. I am twelve years old and I just woke up at Gido's house. Gido is my grandfather and we will be spending the day together. Gido slept on … Continue reading Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge

Week in Review

Highlights and lowlights from my week: First, the lowlights: * It snowed. About five inches in the Trenton, New Jersey area. This meant that I had to dig out snow pants, waterproof gloves, hats, scarves, boots (which I did not have for my older son, so had to improvise). This also meant I had to … Continue reading Week in Review