My two oldest boys are about to come home from overnight camp. Having done the whole camp thing for about four years now, I am fully aware of the extent to which their duffels will stink, the need to…immediately repack the bags for next year with the “camp stuff” (trust me), and not to freak out when a lot of stuff has mysteriously gone missing. For those of you new to the overnight camp experience, though, I thought I’d give you a few words of warning/guidance--sort of like a “What to Expect When… >> Read More
“Sesame Street” has another new character--and he's here to help kids understand divorce and blended families. His name is Rudy and he's the stepbrother of Abby Cadabby, who is a fairy.…Abby's mom married Rudy's dad, making it one big happy family. The storyline serves to portray families that come together in perhaps slightly less conventional ways (at least, when it comes to what's usually show on TV), like families of divorce, those who choose to adopt, and so forth. Rudy, who is 3, will first… >> Read More
Last night the boys and I had dinner with another divorced mom and her two children at a pizzeria. It’s not exactly newsworthy, but for me the evening was monumental.
I just never thought the…day would come when we could finally do what "normal" families do. See, it has taken a long time for me, post-divorce, to be able to justify spending money out on dinner, albeit even for slices of pizza and juice boxes. And even if money were not an issue, I was always focused on making… >> Read More
I grew up as a Jew on the East Coast where keeping up with the Joneses was just the way of life. Yet, the overwhelming tone in my childhood home was there was never enough money. Moving to the…Midwest has helped me reevaluate what I truly value. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s important to appreciate a happy medium: It’s nice to have some money, but money cannot buy happiness—or to put it another way, money does not define my worth but it gives me the chance to live a comfortable… >> Read More
Jenny Slate is our favorite cool girl--who also happens to be brilliant and funny and talented. Her new movie "Landline" focuses on infidelity in serious relationships; she plays Dana, a woman…engaged to be married--who ends up having an affair with an old beau. Cosmopolitan recently interviewed Slate about the film, and she opened up about how she was getting divorced to her ex-husband editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp while making the movie--as well as sharing own thoughts on cheating. On divorce & relationships: "When we were making this… >> Read More