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Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions.
Where are you from?
I am a born and raised New Yorker. I grew up in the suburbs of Long Island and swore that once I left home to go to school, I would never, ever return. After 14 years of living in my beloved Manhattan, 5 of them with my husband, we moved to a house in Queens and then four years later moved six blocks from my childhood home. Yes, my kids go to the exact same schools I did. Never in a million years did I think I would be one of “those” people. But I love it!
What do you do?
I am a full time mom of three and a part time blogger and writer. I can be seen regularly on The Huffington Post and of course What the Flicka. I also have been featured on Scary Mommy, TODAY parents, Yahoo, What to Expect and other online magazines. I publish a weekly essay on my own site, My dishwasher’s possessed. And yes, it really is possessed.
Do you have kids? How many?
My husband and I have been married for 22 years and have three children, two boys, 16 and 10 and a daughter, who is 13. They are the reason I have no more brain cells but I adore them so I consider the trade-off to be fair.
Most embarrassing moment?
I have so many embarrassing moments that a better question for me is, what you is most recent one? And that would be last Friday when I was in the market shopping for dinner. I noticed a lot of people looking at me and wasn’t really sure why. That is until I got in my car and realized that I had been wearing my raincoat inside out.
If you could trade places with anyone in the world for a day, who would it be?
My daughter has significant special needs that make communication extremely challenging. I would love to spend a day as her so I could have a better understanding of how her amazing mind works.
What is your favorite four letter word?
I am not one to curse but when I do nothing quite packs the punch like a good old fashioned F***!