Millennials are more educated, more racially diverse, less judgmental, more accepting of their peers and more consumed by debt than any generation in our nation’s history. I often find myself laughing at “sarcastic,” “sardonic” or “scary” mommies, and while I am a huge fan of their self-deprecating humor, when I see “jokes” about children being […]
Subscribe! We are always looking for loving and fun activities with our children. The holidays are no different. No matter what your family structure; mom and dad, single mom, single dad, two dads, two moms or any other loving situation, celebrating Christmas is an opportunity to create traditions that will last for generations. Here […]
Subscribe! While visiting an orphanage in India (Maher Ashram), Sister Lucy told me a story about being awakened late one night by cries from the boys’ room. When she arrived, she discovered that, as they slept, someone had put hot pepper in their eyes. Sister Lucy examined and questioned each boy and found that one […]
by Trina Dye Subscribe! Originally published on February 26, 2016 on http://mommydrinkswineandswears.com/ I came home from school in the fourth grade and presented my mother with a self-portrait clay figurine, complete with my favorite blue dress and long blonde hair. It fit in the palm of her hand. My sister gave her a shiny and expressive […]
Subscribe! My stomach is already in knots. Thomas and I are headed to the Arleta DMV for his 8:00 AM driving test. I choke up as he quietly lists his “rules of the road” while merging onto the 170 freeway. He is sixteen and already the best (unlicensed) driver I’ve ever ridden with, but there […]
Subscribe! I have consistently failed at parenting. By the time they were 6 months old, all three of my babies had rolled off the bed and bonked their heads. FAIL. They all got diaper rash, ate French fries and cookies that had fallen on the floor and watched bad TV. FIZZLE.
Subscribe! Originally published 9/11/2014. Our stories about that day will always be relevant. If we are old enough, we remember that horrible moment in September, 2001. The moment we heard. That morning was no different from any other morning. But then, in an instant, it was. And it changed everything. How did we make sense […]
Subscribe! An open response to the ignorant and disrespectful post to the basic rules of humanity, written by Matt Walsh for The Blaze. A decade after we met, I sat across the Studio City California Pizza Kitchen table from my high school soul sister. She put the silly in my goofball, shared my passion for music and […]
Subscribe! In an effort to remind myself and my family about the importance of occasionally unplugging…especially when we need to be engaging with one another…I am reposting this piece I wrote last year about the truly wonderful technology-free day I had with my son. Please post your technology-free experiences in the comments section!
Subscribe! I was about two years pregnant and poised at the concert grand in a modern music salon-style recital in Los Angeles. It was 1993 and my belly doubled as an elbow rest while performing the world premiere of the first two of what was to be a series of twelve of Mel Powell‘s Preludes for […]