Moving? Freaking out? Been there, done that x22. Here are my off-beat tips just published at Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop!

http://humorwriters.org/2015/01/11/expect-expect-move5-offbeat-tips-veteran-movin-mamma/

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What Toilet-Training My Son Taught Me About Myself

Published in BLUNTmom:.http://www.bluntmoms.com/what-toilet-training-my-son-taught-me-about-myself/

I knew raising a boy would be much different than raising our first-born daughter, but the travails of toilet-training really brought me to my knees. In the end, my inability to cope as a 40-year-old with the normal bathroom messes of a 6-year-old boy signaled that I was the real child in the room.

Thanks BLUNTmoms! 

No Drinking Fountains: Notes from a Thirsty Expat Mom in Dubai released by elephant journal today!

A few years ago, my family had the bizarre privilege of living in Dubai for a short time. Everywhere I looked, Dubai demonstrated a love for excess and opulence.

But one can’t drink grandeur.

Thanks, all, for reading, commenting and sharing!

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/10/no-drinking-fountains-notes-from-a-thirsty-expat-mom-in-dubai/