Happy No Matter What


Sorry J.Lo, I’m Kicking You Out!

The other day I was checking out at the grocery store when I happened across a photo of the lovely Jennifer Lopez looking even more lovely on the beach in a tiny red bikini. The headline read, “How J.Lo Got Her Body Back.” J.Lo, you see, is also the mother of boy and girl twins born roughly a week apart from mine. As I admired her perfectly taunt abdominals, I couldn’t help but think of my own midsection. My belly was barely keeping it together underneath a pair of too-tight-but-used-to-fit jeans and a baggy shirt.


Be Nice!

I’m a mother of 17 month old twins. I take them to an indoor play gym once a week at the local community center. Toddlers, I’m learning, hit, pinch, bite and scream. I often observe them subjecting each other to this behavior in the hopes of obtaining exclusive access to that coveted piece of Little Tykes equipment.