Debra Schwartz is a mom and HR professional living in Potomac, MD trying to make things balance, just like everyone else. She thrives on adding humor to her life by telling funny stories that usually have a Jewish twist and sparring with her husband over if NY bagels (where she is from) are better than Montreal bagels (where he is from), somehow no one ever wins!
Like all relationships, adult friendships can be complicated, but how exactly do you explain your friend "break up" to your child?
For these purposes, let’s call this friend Sally. Sally was…close to my kids, through dinners, outings, and birthdays. She and her husband spent time with us at the pool and they would even babysit when we were in a pinch. Every time we pass their house, Cara would wave out the window to them with the nicknames her brother gave them. So when Sally… >> Read More
Thirteen years ago when I had gastric bypass surgery, losing over 150 pounds, I thought it would be the end of being called fat. Then my 7-year-old daughter, Cara, came home school the other day…and said a girl had teased her. “Your mom is like the fat minion from 'Despicable Me,'” Cara repeated to me. She barely got the words out before she broke into hysterical crying and I didn’t know how to comfort her. She was upset that someone would say that about me and I was upset… >> Read More