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“Dear Mama…”

Those of you that know me can pinpoint that reference immediately. No better way to start off a blog than with a shout out to Tupac… This blog honors the most amazing person any one could ever know: my mama. She recently turned 70 and every single one of those 25,567 days (I’m so meticulous that…


Happy Birthday MONTH?! REALLY?!

For those not aware, we celebrated our son’s birthday recently (and according to him, it’s his ‘birthday month’ so we have to let him do whatever he wants and we can’t punish him – that’s one wish we WON’T fulfill). Every year I post on social media how much he means to me and that…


It’s been 5 years for Everyone. Not Just Me.

I recently celebrated my 5 year ‘transplant-iversary’! Woo hoo! And what better way than to celebrate with my family and friends in my very own home? None (although we missed a bunch of important people). Having 50+ people in my home didn’t make for the most enjoyable few days of clean up afterwards, but again…I…


“Dear Husband…”

…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I’m writing this as my gift to you (sorry, the golf clubs and new techie fads didn’t make the cut). I want to say ‘thank you’: thank you for 11+ years of a relationship in which I have been nurtured and cared for and loved despite and throughout it all. I’m not typically…


“Thank you for being a Friend…”

Who doesn’t love a good “Golden Girls” reference to start off your day? I do, that’s for sure. But how apropos for this edition of “the world according to Fanny” to use that as a jump off? To answer that myself, very apropos, thank you. The inspiration behind this blog is my best friend, Manpreet….


What’s My Life Worth?

I missed my baby’s basketball lessons last week (sniff, sniff). I really hate not seeing him play. And he told me “mama, I missed your screaming and cheering”. AHHHH….[insert sound of heart breaking!]. But I made the decision to go on a short professional trip which means I chose not to be there. I expect…


“What’s Eating You?”

If you really sit back and look at the way we operate in our families, our communities, our friendships, what’s the one thing that remains consistent throughout all of our social gatherings? Food. Meals. Camaraderie, entertainment, support, love, laughter…whatever. We all sit around and enjoy the one thing that sustains our livelihood. And coming from…


The Story of One Kid.

What’s most important to me…hmmm…that’s a no-brainer: being my baby’s mom. Not just A mom, but MY SON’S mom. So, here goes: “What do you do all day? Why haven’t you gone back to work? Why’d you waste your law school education? You need your own identity.” – all things I’ve heard and continue to…


I have the PERFECT Body!

“Oh, Fanny, you’re so lucky. You don’t have to worry about what you eat and working out. You just have a perfect body.”   Of course I can’t fault anyone for saying that to me; they don’t know my circumstances. Of course it sounds nice to say. But damn if that doesn’t sting every time…


“So…what DO you do all day?”

*Let me preface this op-ed with a disclaimer: I am NOT addressing those women that HAVE to go to work and earn a living. The greatest responsibility we have as parents is to hustle and make our situations work in the best interest of our children. If staying home is not an option, then take…