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Don’t I know you from somewhere?

Let me start off by saying that I totally get it. Before my daughter was born, I admit that I thought people with their gigantic strollers on the train/bus were clueless and entitled. I mean, they’re the ones who chose to have the kids right? So why is my shin sporting a bruise for the cause?! Don’t these people understand […]

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I’m the Noisy Neighbor

Dear Vered, I’ve lived above an empty foreclosed condo for about a year, but last month new buyers moved in, and I’ve already gotten two notes under my door telling me that I’m too loud. It’s a huge building and neighbors tend to keep to themselves here. I haven’t met the new owners yet (though […]

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Rant cream, part deux

Full-on rage. That’s what I felt this morning when I read, “I don’t want to see your boobs: Military Moms Breastfeeding or Super Models on Time,” from ChicagoNow blogger kirby on Cheaper than Therapy.  If you haven’t read my partner-in-crime’s original post on the military moms breastfeeding hullabaloo, you should start there.  Kirby’s post basically details her revulsion […]

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In the spirit of a recent Pluck column, here’s a transcript of how conversations about my new job have been going: Friend: Hey, how’s your new job? Me: Awesome! Friend: I can’t imagine doing all of that travel! Where have you been? Me: My first week was in Dallas for training. Friend: Uh-huh. Me: Then […]

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Raising my rebellious girl

My daughter Ida is, well … how should I say this? My daughter is assertive. She’s got a lot of words for her age and usually has no problem expressing herself. If she wants that sandwich you’re eating, doesn’t want to share her ball or if she isn’t in the mood for a hug or kiss, you’ll […]

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Piercing a Baby

Dear Vered, My husband has started to insist, as though there were never any question, that we’ll be piercing our newborn baby girl’s ears shortly after her birth. Apparently, his culture does this and it’s considered normal. It’s not my culture, and something about this rubs me the wrong way, but I’m having a hard […]

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Toddler Transcript

Some moments in parenting are so perfectly hilarious that they really deserve an audience.  At the very least, a transcript of events should be made available for those interested parties.   In this vein, I present the following interaction between my beloved two-year-old and myself from recent events: The scene opens with Mother sautéing vegetables (fine, bacon) […]