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Tracy Beckerman is Lost in Suburbia and trying to hold onto just a little bit of her former, COOL, pre-mom self!
And the Winner of the Bathrobe Contest is…
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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A week or so before Christmas, I invited all my readers to show me their bathrobes.


photo courtesy DiniBee

photo courtesy DiniBee


Many of us who are Lost in Suburbia know the thrill of driving in our bathrobes. When you live in the city and you walk your kids to school, you have to put on actual clothes. But in the suburbs, you can drive your kids to school in your bathrobe, drop them off, and no one will be the wiser.
… Unless of course you do a dumb thing like make an illegal left turn leaving the school parking lot, get stopped by a cop, and then have your mug shot taken in your ducky bathrobe, thank you very much.
(note: this is a good reason to always keep a box of donuts in your car. You never know when you might need an emergency donut to either eat or help sweet talk your way out of a ticket when you are driving in your bathrobe).
Anyway, there are worse things than being known in your town as the “Crazy Bathrobe Lady.”

Still, us bathrobe driving mamas are a proud lot. We work hard for our families and if we have to give in to a little bathrobe attire in public for the sake of our children, so be it.


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