• Autism Changed Everything

    August 7th, 2014

    I’m in love with my friend Lisanne Sartor (sorry Henry … actually I suspect you may not mind) first because she had the courage to participate in our #LoveYourBodyNow project, but next because she’s a vulnerable, confessional writer whose work changes me. Today she tells …[Read More...]

  • How to Have a Threesome in Vietnam!

    July 14th, 2014

    I’m taking a brief writing sabbatical because my brain is tired, so today’s guest post comes from Aussa Lorens of Hacker. Ninja. Hooker. Spy.  She’s the badass younger version of the me I always meant to be, but never was. I realize that makes no sense, …[Read More...]

  • Utah is Dry no More

    May 8th, 2014

    I’m in Salt Lake City for my niece Paige’s wedding. Here’s proof (in case you thought I was actually in Guadalajara muling the latest shipment of Bolivian white in my large intestine. Hah! You’re wrong. That was last week.) This week’s all about Utah Travel. …[Read More...]

  • Au Revoir Paris, Time to Get Organized for 2014. I Could Use Some Help!

    January 11th, 2014

    This is the last in my Traveling With Kids In Paris project: I’m starting my new year on Monday the 13th when we get home from Paris. These are the exciting things awaiting me: 1. Set up mammogram. 2. Set up doctor appointment to remove child’s …[Read More...]

  • 6 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy on Vacation (we’re in Paris) While Enjoying It Yourself

    January 8th, 2014

    Welcome to my Traveling With Kids In Paris series: This year our vacation has been to Paris over the kids’ winter break. Here are my 6 tried-and-true ways to keep your kids happy on vacation while still being able to enjoy it yourself. 1. Let …[Read More...]

  • Let Them Eat Orange Rinds aka Traveling With Kids in Paris

    January 4th, 2014

    TRAVELING WITH KIDS IN PARIS! Shhh. I’m hiding in an internet cafe on Rue Thouin across the street from the apartment we’re renting on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter in Paris. Henry left us for the day to travel to Verdun to meet …[Read More...]

  • Dreaming of Butt Crunches in Paris aka Workouts-On-Demand Giveaway

    January 3rd, 2014

    I’m in Paris eating Brie, Mousse Au Chocolat, Tarte Tatin, Foi Gras, Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq Au Vin, Crepes and Escargot. Excuse me while I wipe the butter, garlic and cream off of my chubby little fingers …. I’m back. Must now wipe down my keyboard …[Read More...]

  • Gwyneth’s Affair With Gerard aka Happy New Year 2014 From TWFKAB! (photos)

    December 30th, 2013

    If you enjoy TWFKAB sign up for our newsletter HERE! We’re heading out of town to Paris tomorrow. It sounds sexy, but I promise to vomit on the plane and to have an affair with Gerard Depardieu who will give me the Clap because I …[Read More...]

  • 5 Reasons Traveling With Your Kids May Keep Them Off Drugs: Ireland Photos

    July 15th, 2013

    We travel all over with our kids. That’s where all and any extra cash goes (well, there’s also my problematic dress addiction). We’ve taken them to Hawaii, Seattle, Toronto, The Grand Canyon, San Francisco, New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Phoenix, El Capitan, Cachuma Lake, …[Read More...]

  • I Need Advice From Working Moms

    June 5th, 2013

    When it comes to my kids’ emotional lives I’m an extreme empath. I have little tolerance for my childrens’ anxiety, discomfort or sadness. I have to rush in and swab the decks. Hospital corner all the beds. Polish the brass to a blinding shine. And basically paint them …[Read More...]

  • People We Love In Africa

    March 4th, 2013

    After a butt-numbing 36-hour travel day (which, technically makes it “days”) we are home from our African adventure. If you want to read about our romantic, intrepid, grabbing-life-by-the-cajones safari with lots of photos you can start HERE. We certainly miss living among the beasts of …[Read More...]

  • I Can Talk To The Animals: Last Day of Safari

    February 27th, 2013

    Guess what? After two weeks photographing the animals on safari I can hear their thoughts: Today we fly home. Blech. Last night we had our final dinner out in the bush. This was the moon that was out: Our field ranger Jon-o drove us to an …[Read More...]

  • Lion Sands 1933 Lodge at Sabi Sands: Here, I Am Megan Fox

    February 25th, 2013

    We’re nearing the end of our trip. I’m in mourning. When I travel I find myself to be romantic and bold. My hat sits at a jauntier angle. I think it’s a good idea to buy some lacy g-strings despite the post-pregnancy hemorrhoids. My life …[Read More...]

  • Heading to Hippo Country: Safari Day 11

    February 23rd, 2013

    They had to pry me out of our More Quarters Hotel apartment in Cape Town by the bloody stumps of my fingers. People in Cape Town – and the whole of South Africa actually – are pathologically chipper, laid back and kind. It could be …[Read More...]

  • Wine Tasting and Cheetah Petting in Cape Town, South Africa

    February 21st, 2013

    Traveling can be The Agony and The Ecstasy. Just so you don’t want to garrote us for galavanting in the sub-tropical South African veld here’s a little Agony. But then, after a five-hour jostling coach ride and a two-hour flight and feeling just a little …[Read More...]

  • Safari at Madikwe Lodge: Will The 7-Ton Elephant Bull In Musth Charge?

    February 19th, 2013

    I never understood why anyone would fly 24-hours from California to the African bush only to potentially be eaten.  After three days at the Madikwe Safari Lodge I get it. The person who comes between you and a she-lion eating you like digestive cracker in …[Read More...]

  • South African Safari Now! Days 4 & 5

    February 17th, 2013

    I write this missive from the veranda of the Lelapa Lodge in Madikwe overlooking the South African safari bush. The air is redolent of  desert rains, my soundtrack the twittering, screeching and singing of over a thousand avian choristers, and much like the intrepid Hemingway, …[Read More...]

  • Safari Bound: Days Two and Three

    February 15th, 2013

    Hello, South Africa! After a six-hour flight from Los Angles to New York and a fourteen-hour flight from New York to Johannesburg the eagles have landed! Three mom bloggers, five kids, two mothers-in-law, one father-in-law and three husbands. Over the course of our journey we …[Read More...]

  • South Africa Bound: Day One

    February 13th, 2013

    We awoke at the crack of a gnat’s ass this morning and stumbled about preparing to depart on the first leg of our South African safari, which is a flight to New York and a sleepover there. Yesterday it seemed vital that I be as …[Read More...]

  • We Leave For An African Safari on Wednesday!

    February 8th, 2013

    On Wednesday, should all the stars align, my family and I will be boarding a plane DESTINATION AFRICA! I don’t really believe it. It seems impossible that after 24 hours of travel we’ll be standing in the Southern hemisphere on a foreign continent where we’ll …[Read More...]

  • Gone Fishing Over The Holidays (And Our Christmas Photos)

    December 22nd, 2012

    Hello, dear fellow humans. I have not felt like updating and writing. I’ve felt like eating Christmas cake cookies and drinking egg nog spiked with Thunderbird. Which means I’m fat and happy. (Maybe a little too happy). So I’m going to be posting in a …[Read More...]

  • The Happiness Photos

    December 3rd, 2012

    I’m happy today. What the hell am I going to blog about? Oh, Happiness how you foil my creativity! How soft and sloppy you make me! How ineffably boring. Here are my happiness photos: But don’t worry, I’m certain my nihilism and general restless dissatisfaction …[Read More...]

  • I’m Dreaming of Africa: My Personal Photos

    November 8th, 2012

    My family and I are going to Africa in February, which I won’t believe until I land. In August of 2000 I had the incredible good fortune to work on a D movie (sorry Alyssa Milano – you were great, but Sean Patrick Flannery was …[Read More...]

  • Lunch At Bergdorf Goodman

    August 17th, 2012

    I love New York City.  I love the way it smells like bagels and urine.  I love that it causes sweat to run in rivulets under my butt and breasts in the sticky August heat.  I love the whistling workmen (thank you!).  I love riding …[Read More...]

  • Things I Hadn’t Tried In San Francisco

    July 11th, 2012

    My mom lived in the bay area from the time I was 9 until I was 29. Here’s what I’ve done there: Poured a concrete slab with my stepdad Guido on Old Tunnel Road before the fire burned down his house in 1983. Sat in …[Read More...]