Baby Sumatran Orangutan hanging on rope, 4 months old, in front

Hairy Pits

September 9th, 2013

Puberty comes late in our family. I didn’t get my period until I was 14 and my husband (who’s now 6’3”) didn’t hit 5’6” until after high school. Our 11-year-old […]

Little Black Dress

Dress Your Age

August 19th, 2013

I’m quickly approaching 50, and I often wonder if I should start dressing like I’m approaching 50. Should I move from J Crew to Chicos? Should I ban sleeveless tops, […]

Body Wars

Body Wars

July 23rd, 2013

For most of my young life I was at war with my body. At 11, my buck teeth solicited the comment, “She played poker with Bugs Bunny and won the […]


The Pretty One

June 17th, 2013

Growing up in the late ’60s and early ’70s meant our generation was still subjected to many of the outdated notions of child-rearing by the well meaning but misinformed adults […]


I Walked The Walk

June 13th, 2013

It seems I go on a rant every year about the abundance of cheap and chic clothes and how it affects almost every aspect of our lives. After writing my […]


Fix Your Flaw, Fix Your Life?

May 9th, 2013

I can’t believe it’s really fixed. That thing that has bugged me about my appearance almost my entire life is gone, changed forever. I was routinely teased and humiliated in […]


I’m No Princess

May 2nd, 2013

I’m most at home in old jeans and a T-shirt emblazoned with a Star Wars character or a line of code. So after slumming it for weeks around the house […]

Awesome Stomach Photo

My Awesome Stomach

April 15th, 2013

I have an awesome stomach. Not that I deserve credit for what amounts to little more than a genetic blessing (and one that I pay for dearly with my hips […]