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The life of a mom or busy woman can sometimes be exhausting and overwhelming – even on a good day! – so when I choose books to read I usually choose something to make me laugh, inspire me, or quiet the mind. Here is a list of several books that either tickled my funny bone […]

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Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges […]

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It’s only been two days since we left Mini-Me at college, and the care package already arrived. How I know this is because of the ALL CAPS text I received this morning, “OMG, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I LOVE IT! YOU’RE THE BEST!” I won’t argue there. In addition to phone calls and texting, sending […]

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Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and, of course, stress. And it’s your job to make sure it goes smoothly. The key […]

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They say you never really appreciate something until it’s gone, and well…I miss you. Sort of. It’s complicated. It’s been almost three years, and I never gave you the proper goodbye you deserved. Yes, we had our disagreements. Clearly we had our struggles. But we also had history. And, twice, yes twice, we made beautiful […]

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Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. I’ve been besotted by them ever since I heard them purr, “Bond. James Bond.” I’m a sucker for men with British accents. And men who look good in tuxedos. What’s not to like? Bonds are like wild, exotic animals. Elusive, dangerous, powerful, elegant…sexy. One kiss from them […]

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At twenty I was like many kids at that age: A youthful mixture of  bravado and immaturity. Every thing seemed SO important. EVERY decision was larger than life. Yet honestly, I didn’t have a clue who I was. In reality, I was just a girl who would struggle with frizzy hair for almost forty years […]

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Bathing suit shopping isn’t for the faint of heart. It involves nudity, bad lighting, and the awareness of your every flaw. Unless you plan on sitting on the sidelines in your caftan or muumuu while others are splashing in the cool waters, you will need to take the plunge (sorry, couldn’t resist!) and hit the […]

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