Being pregnant was like being in AA and the fetus was my sponsor.” That
was the first baby joke I tried in my stand-up comedy routine post “the
baby;” the one I avoided having in fear of my life forever changed. Change
can be perceived in many ways. As a woman, I change my clothes, my
hairstyle, my tampon, my attitude, my pedicure color, my mood, my sheets,
my shampoo, my celebrity crush and the list goes on. However, certain
changes I have always feared, in particular, life changes. When I met my
future husband at age 25 and married him four years later, I was done
changing. I had moved. I was a wife. Stroller-pushing women were a sign
of life interrupted. I thought someday I would be a mom, but I was never
quite ready. My baby was Manhattan . I had what I call prepartum
depression. The remedy was simple. Don’t have kids and life stays the
same. Mommyphobia is a nonfiction narrative that explores the premise
that no change is tantamount to becoming a mother.
Oh Vey, What to Say?
Have you ever been asked to say something at a friend’s wedding or
birthday and you are at a loss of words?
Oh Vey, What to Say? is here to help. I have various comedy scripts that
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about your individual needs. I have written roasts and comedic poems for
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Mitzvahs. Contact me and I'll make sure your speech is the one everyone
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