The Latest from the Carpool Goddess

I’ve Been Called Many Things, Sporty Isn’t One Of Them

If you found yourself on this page, rest assured I haven’t gone all sporty on you and joined a team. No, no, no. That would never happen. I might break a nail. Those of you dear readers, who keep up with me, know that I’ve gone back to school. And I thought you might be […]

College & Empty Nest

The New Kid In Class

At the end of this summer, when all the cute little kiddies toting lunch boxes and backpacks went back to school, and parents of college students bid their tearful goodbyes, someone else went back to school. Someone older. Someone SO MUCH OLDER… ME! You heard right. Careful what you wish for… For nearly two decades […]

High School: It Was More Than Just Braces And Big Hair

My 35th high school reunion is coming up next year (gulp!), so when reached out to me to try out their site and write about my experience I jumped at the chance, because I’m nothing if not sentimental. I hopped online and within seconds created a profile and my high school yearbook magically appeared […]

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Parenting & Mom Confessions

Preparing Your Kids For College Is Not A Feat For The Faint Of Heart

When I began blogging six years ago I never would have believed that one day my writing would be featured on one of my favorite parenting blogs: The Washington Post’s On Parenting. It is an honor and a dream come true to see my name on the page. (I’m still pinching myself!) Parents of soon-to-be […]

15 Things I Miss Most Now That My Kids Are Grown

Looking at all the first day of school photos and precious holiday photos posted on Facebook and Instagram last fall, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for my kids’ younger years. Seeing the first few photos of smiling faces at the bus stop, in front of school, a menorah or a tree, I find myself […]

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Midlife Musings

9 Tips For Surviving And Thriving In Your Empty Nest

For many parents, one of the toughest and most bittersweet parts of parenting is saying goodbye and letting their little birdies fly from the nest. We’re filled with pride and excitement, and yes, sadness too. Often parents feel like they’ve been fired from a job they’ve loved, toiled, and devoted their lives to and often […]

Colonoscopies Are Not For Sissies

I had a colonoscopy this morning. Yes, I am writing this in a semi-twilight induced haze, but don’t worry, I will spare you the unsavory details, but it did make trying to come up with an appropriate title a struggle. (Possible titles: Thunder From Down Under and Let The Good Times Roll, didn’t seem quite […]

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Books on my Nightstand

The (Almost) Spring Fling Book Bonanza

It might feel like winter where you are, but if you’re in Southern California, like me, it feels like spring! (Sorry east coast friends!) If you’re looking for some good books to read, have no fear – the spring fling book bonanza is here. A mix of light (family, humor, marriage, romance) and heavy (surviving […]

Summer Reading List 2015

Now that my favorite TV shows are on summer break it’s the perfect time for me to catch up on my reading. I’m not sure if I’ll get through my entire list because of the pull of sunshine, kids, and no homework, but it’s worth a try. So grab your iced cold lemonade or chilly […]

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Don’t Miss These!

Living Out Loud In My Second Half: I’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn’t originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by […]

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