Author: Lauren

This really happened. Yesterday morning I woke up in one of those crazy sorts of sweats. I felt like a gummy bear. It’s the kind that makes your hair frizzy. Like you were in a rainstorm while you were sleeping. Anyway--I jiggled my way onto my back,...

[caption id="attachment_759" align="alignnone" width="293"] Passover Seder Plate, by L. Cohen, 1995[/caption]   I am not certain if it's mere coincidence, or fate, or just plain weird that my son’s birthday, the first night of Passover and the unexpected arrival of boxes from storage all collided on the...

If I say the words "cold feet" what is the first thought that comes to mind? A little word association game if you will. Don't over-think it, just spew out the first words that come to mind when you hear "cold feet".  Remember there is...

Dear Mary, It's so crazy I was just talking about you last night. I am having a dinner party this weekend and I am worried nobody is going to show up. Do you remember when you used to have parties and the only people that came were...

  It is not that I have fallen off the map or gone into some sort of “marriage underground.” Old Spice and I absolutely happily read our own vows and got married nearly four weeks ago.   My absence is much more about being speechless. What I...

  I have found myself staring at the unopened Priority Express box. I know my wedding dress is inside. What happens if it's ugly? (Note that it wasn’t ugly when I picked it out weeks ago.) Or what if my now menopausal body can't slither my Spanx...