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One Million Dollars

I posted this screenshot on Facebook today with the caption “Seriously, fuck off.” And you might be confused. On its face, the email looks innocuous. It’s polite, he calls me by my correct name, it’s concise. It even implies that there is money involved, and I’m always screaming about how I don’t work for free. […]

SelfishMom baguettes

How To Bake Delicious Baguettes

This post contains affiliate links. It won’t cost you a thing to click on them, and if you buy something you’ll be supporting my baking habit. In my last post I told you how to make baguette dough. Hopefully the dough has been in your refrigerator for a day at least, rising to about triple […]


Do You Shave Your Legs For Your Doctor?

In my entire life I’ve never gone to a doctor’s appointment without shaving my legs. All the way up. Like I’m going to wear a bathing suit. OK, I’m not counting when I was still going to a pediatrician (although frankly, even at five years old my legs could have used a shave). Until today. […]


Introducing Parenting Bytes, A Podcast For Parents!

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CBS debuted their new podcasting network, Play.It. Finally, I was able to reveal that I’m part of one of their new podcasts, Parenting Bytes! My friend Rebecca Levey is hosting Parenting Bytes and I’ll be one of several regular guests, along with Andrea Smith and […]


Is Childhood Fun Being Sued Out Of Existence?

This morning Fiona and I were watching GMA over breakfast when a story came on about towns banning sledding due to fears about liability. She immediately said “I was hurt sledding!” Four or five years ago we were in Buffalo and I was at lunch with some friends. I got a call from my mom, […]

Front Hallway Mess

This Is Why I Don’t Do Resolutions

Today is the first Monday of 2015. This morning the kids went back to school (Fiona excited, Jake mock-crying. At least I think it was mock), Omer went back to work, and I had planned to attack the day, the week, heck, the whole year with a vengeance. But last night, I couldn’t fall asleep. […]


The Best Gift For Any TV Lover

[The following post is sponsored by TiVo, a company I love and am thrilled to be working with.] I’ve been lucky enough to work with TiVo for several years now, but my relationship with TiVo goes back much further than that. I remember reading a little article in a magazine – just a few sentences […]


Start Cyber Monday Right With

I spend a lot of money online. A lot. But I would spend even more if I didn’t have to pay for shipping. I thought that if a website charged for shipping, that’s was it, you had to pay it. But then I found out about, which allows me to shop without paying for […]


Back In My Day Permanent Records Weren’t Permanent

Excuse me for a moment while I tuck my walker under this table and make sure my dentures are in straight. I’m about to take you on a trip back in time, before the internet, and social media, and cell phones (and cell phone cameras). Before impulsive mistakes were able to travel the world and […]


The Subtle Racism Of Fox News’ Coverage Of Ferguson

I have a weird habit that after big, divisive events I watch Fox News. Sometimes when something like last night happens I look at what other people in my life are saying about it and wonder if we live in the same universe. And then I remember that a lot of them are only getting […]