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My Curly, Jewish Hair Is Like “Pubic” Hair (Or So My Mother Tells Me)

February 7, 2013


Guest Post by Hester Kaplan When I was in my teens, my mother told me, “No man will want to marry you because you have kinky pubic hair.”  (She claims she never said this, but could I make it up?) I had a head of curly, dense dark hair, prone to frizz and uncontrollability, so […]

My Name Is Jasmine. I Sneak Boys in at 3 a.m….

November 29, 2012


As reported all over the US this past weekend, the article below is from the Daily Mail online. I looked and listened for a trace of dismay (other than the fake shock accompanied with a smile on Fox News) in the voices of television reporters, or the mention of child abuse. I didn’t find either. This is […]

My Daughter’s Brush With Social Suicide

August 27, 2012


I hadn’t heard of social suicide until the same child who invented pussy up, told me she could not ride the bike she’d saved for, because her helmet didn’t “go” with the bike. The long coveted bike was a powder blue cruiser; a-girl-on-the-way-home -from-the-beach, hair loose, a sandy-bare feet-riding-bike. The handle bars begged for a […]

Junior Prom: Mommy-Downer

May 9, 2012


  The afternoon before the prom there was a flutter of activity. I sensed the excitement from my office, knowing the prom was the source, I dug harder into my work. I would not be corrupted. Right about then, my daughter burst in, she’d  accompanied an older girlfriend to a tanning salon! A tanning salon?!? […]

A Gift From Her Daughter: A Woman’s Battle With Body Image

March 23, 2012


Guest Post by,  Andrea Chisholm I grew up with a guardian over my refrigerator door. A picture of a mud covered snorting pig with the caption, “ A moment on your lips, forever on your hips.” For years the pig made me laugh. She was so cute and seemed so happy and playful I don’t think […]

Dysfunctional Family: 101

January 25, 2012


A Mother-Daughter Story: We Quit Smoking

December 27, 2011


Guest Post by Suzanne Hegland Breathe in. Breathe out. That’s it: slowly inhale on a count of four, hold it at the top, then slowly exhale on the four count. Sound familiar? If so, maybe you, like me, have been taking yoga in a desperate attempt to de-stress from the holidays. True yogis believe that […]