Almost two years ago, inspired by Robin Wright in House of Cards, I cut my hair. It went from being past my shoulders, to above my ears. I’ll be honest. I was pretty scared to cut it short. But once I did it, I loved it. And over the course of the last two years, I’ve […]
Beauty isn’t only skin deep.
I used to always look younger than my age. And now, at 47, I think things are catching up with me. I’ve got serious crow’s feet. My eyelids are getting heavier. My eyebrows are disappearing (what the hell??? — nobody warned me about that one). The chin and neck hairs are becoming increasingly difficult to […]
You Are The Safe Spot
You are not the extra pounds you are carrying around your midsection. You are the safe spot your children seek for comfort. You are not the cellulite you notice on your legs. You are the strength that supports your family. You are not the picture of your twenty-something self in a bikini. That person was […]
Mom, did you used to be pretty?
A couple days ago, I was in the car with Number 3 and he asked me, “Mom, did you used to be pretty?” Used to be? I looked at him in the rear view mirror. “Yeah, I think I used to be pretty,” I told him. I get it. I’m in my late forties. I’m […]
Third time’s a charm.
Back in September, I taped a segment for the Dr. Oz Show. It hasn’t aired yet, and I’m not sure when it’s going to air. The build up to that show was pretty huge for me. I hadn’t ever done anything like that before. It was exciting and I was nervous. I’m not really supposed […]
To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.
Back when I was a teacher, I remember going on a field trip with my class. There was a mom chaperoning who was sitting across from me on the bus. She had on this v-neck t-shirt, and I was looking at the skin on her chest. It had some visible wrinkles in it. Not just […]