Morgan Hill Times: Laurie Sontag

Laurie Sontag

Laurie Sontag
  • Laurie Sontag
  • Laurie Sontag is a Gilroy writer who wishes parenthood had come with an instruction manual. Contact her at laurie@lauriesontag.com.
Surviving the spin
Posted: June 26, 2015

I recently embarked upon a program of self-improvement, which is a fancy way of saying “I joined the gym.” I did this not for my health, but because I realized a fundamental truth: when you are getting too fat for your stretchy yoga pants, you should probably do something about it.

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University kids home on break
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 8:05 am

It’s summer and parents of college students know one thing: it’s the time of year when your little birds find their way back to the nest, hauling a trailer full of stuff they collected over the last two semesters.

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So long to the lawn
Posted: May 01, 2015

Thanks to the serious drought in California, Harry and I are doing a bit of remodeling in our Gilroy backyard.

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Imagine this mom with a Tesla
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Last week, Elon Musk announced that the Tesla would soon be able to drive itself. This is so exciting. I mean, for people who own Teslas…which obviously doesn’t include me.

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Shame felt 19 years late
Updated: March 15, 2015 - 3:15 pm

You know that nagging feeling you get when you’ve forgotten something? And you’re pretty sure it’s something big, but you just can’t quite remember? And pretty soon you start thinking about it every day, wondering if the thing you forgot is super serious and the FBI is going to swing by your house one day?

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The fright of nature
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 2:55 pm

I don’t want to worry anyone, but apparently I suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder. I diagnosed it myself from the Internet, so it must be true. I even watched a video with a guy who sought treatment for the disorder. He looked like Doogie Howser and had M.D. after his name—just like Doogie.

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Empty nest not always so empty
Updated: February 06, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Last August we sent Junior off to college. It was horrible. I spent the entire day trying to be cheerful and happy, when all I really wanted to do was cry. Junior looked like all he wanted to do was get rid of his mother. I honestly think Harry could have stayed because the entire time he was helping Junior assemble the $3 million worth of useless dorm organization crap I bought*, he kept talking about how fun college life was and giving helpful advice on what co-eds to avoid and how keep track of your red Solo cup at a party.

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Quizzes: Get to know yourself
Posted: January 22, 2015

Lately, I have spent an inordinate amount of time on Facebook, taking quizzes to discover what Disney princess I am. For what it’s worth, I am Pocahontas, which honestly is a bit disappointing because I don’t like the wilderness. Or trees. Or little critters that may or may not talk to me.

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In 2015, I will not ...
Posted: January 06, 2015

It's the New Year and we all know what that means—resolutions. I hate resolutions. I really do. I mean, what was so wrong with me last year that this year I have to remake myself? Seriously? Was I so awful? Wait. You probably shouldn't answer that. Let's just move on to my 2015 New Year's Resolutions that I may actually keep:

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