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My Daughter Is Running For Class President–But Her Friends Aren’t Supporting Her

September 17, 2012


Our house is open to our friends. That of course, includes my children’s friends. Up until about today, my daughter’s life has been devoid of much of the girl drama we’ve discussed here at Femamom. I’ve liked to imagine that is because we have been welcoming to our children’s friends. Of course, that’s a ridiculous corollary and [...]

Shhhhh…What Women Don’t Share in Friendship: My Unofficial Poll

December 7, 2011


Over the weekend, when I wasn’t parenting teenagers, I conducted an unofficial poll: What do grown women NOT tell each other? After all, we seem to talk about anything. But talking and truly sharing, are different activities. Things We Don’t Share: 1. True weight. This is a tricky topic. We talk about how to lose weight [...]

5 Ways to Unwind During the Holidays

November 30, 2011


I had a great holiday weekend. Thanksgiving at my brother’s. Lots of kids. Even some kids I hadn’t seen in years. Jake had a sleepover. More cousins on Sunday with the family this time infiltrating my house. But holy heavens, I’m exhausted. My toddler refuses to take a nap and by 4:30 she’s hell on [...]

Friendships: Women Don’t Tell Each Other Everything, Do We?

October 3, 2011


In the past week, I realized that there are two subjects that are taboo among women. 1. Admitting that you have a hard time making friends. 2. Admitting that you’ve been dumped by a friend. Last week, my story “Why Do Moms Have a Hard Time Making Friends?” ran on the Huffington Post. We were [...]

Why Is Making Friends With Other Moms So Hard?

July 28, 2011


Mom friend and breakup stories are everywhere these days, and to add to the list is an interesting essay on Babble “Why is making friends with other moms so hard?” On my son’s first day of kindergarten, there was an element of who will I sit with at lunch mentality. This anxiety was not coming from my [...]

Mom Breakups: Why Don’t Women Talk When It’s Over?

June 8, 2011


Lisa and I became friendly when our sons bonded over Star Wars. She seemed cheerful enough like a new-age Patty Simcox, her chubby frame squeezed into a tie-die shirt, her hair a little fraught and frizzy as mine was. Soon she spat out nasty comments about my weight, the friends I had or didn’t have, and worse, [...]