Charming the Therapy Doodle.


 I’m training to be a what?! A long time ago in a land far away, a Goldendoodle name Charming entered our lives. He was a recovery-canine of sorts for the Child (after a rescue effort gone awry) and the two quickly became inseparable. yep , we did the stroller to avoid Parvo. They played together.  […]

“Im saving these until youre dead…”

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“Mama, I’ve decided something.” “I’m going to save all these.  I’m going to save them until you’re dead.” “And then I’ll show them to my children.  And they will be passed down…what’s that word…” “Oh yes. They will be passed down through generations.” “But only, definitely, after you’re dead.”  



  I love marketing. I love branding. I love trying new things. I LOVE throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks. For those reasons, I was unable to resist trying Thunderclap for our book release on May 5th. What the heck is Thunderclap? (Thanks for asking!) The best way to explain it is […]

10 ways to support a friend’s book release

what you can when you can #wycwyc

Because you rock I’ve received this comment/question a bunch lately: I want to help with your book release, but I have no idea HOW. What can I do? Because I always need everything laid out for me (tell me precisely what you need, please) I’ve decided to do that unto you. Ten ways you can […]

LOOK MAMA! You brought these to the USA!


(I had no idea she’d listened when I’d told her) Yes I did, Child. Yes I did. Even if only you, my mom and my dad believe me. U.S.A. Peoples? You may thank me later.

How to get your child to gobble healthy foods.


Lately we (the Royal. the ‘social media we’) have been chatting a lot about PUFFER FISH. How I’ve gotten the Child excited about it. Why I don’t just puree, sneak & call it a win. Today I’m hanging over at Venus Williams’ place and sharing my why. Revealing my getting-the-child-to-consume-healthy-stuffs-happily how. Join me?     […]

A #wycwyc book trailer casting call (<—this means you!)


my mantra. my anchor. I may have mentioned at some point how Roni Noone and I have a book coming out soon (wink). I may have mentioned (or not? no wink.) how this has been an overnight success fourteen years in the making (yep. that’s how long Ive had agents, not sold manuscripts, pitched, created […]


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The Child, The Chairman, and I are off celebrating this day. In our own misfit way. It’s how we Jews do. Merry Christmas, Happy Thursday to YOU, too. xo  

#1 reason I love Oakland, California: The PEOPLE.


my fave Oakland street sign. I’m moving in TWO days (!).  As a result I wanted to share the Top Five Reasons I Love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life as I ready to depart. I almost closed comments as all I ask is you spend […]