What My Father Taught Me About Winning


My father and I used to play silly games in the car on the way to school when I was little. “What number am I thinking?” he’d ask. And no matter what number I said, he’d exclaim, “You’re right!” And I would squeal with delight. Instinctively, I knew never to try this game with my […]

Want To Find Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone


I was in a long line at Starbucks this morning, happily waiting to feed my coffee addiction, when I noticed almost everyone looking down at their smart phones. This reminded me of a conversation I had at dinner the other night with friends, about how hard it seems for many young singles to meet “someone.” […]

A Thanksgiving Poem: Food, Family, And Surviving Bloat


Thanksgiving Poem The turkey was juicy the wine did flow. How I’ll burn off all these calories, I’ll never know. The cranberry sauce, always my fave. But it’s the pumpkin pie, that I always crave. The stuffing looked weird, I’ve never touched the stuff. The pecan pie a la mode was out of this world, […]

How Will You Give Back On #GivingTuesday?


Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is one of the most important days kicking off the holiday season: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, celebrating generosity and giving back in any way that you can. This video provides countless fabulous ideas for giving back: I am so inspired by all the wonderful, moving […]

When Your Break Up Text Goes Viral


Okay, is it wrong to say this viral break up text made my day? My sense of humor might be a little warped, but this speaks to me. At first I thought it was funny, but, then I realized I’m pretty sure I dated a guy like this once or twice. Call me old fashioned… […]

Joy To The World

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My first holiday decoration purchase of the season. I love this message and the pillow looks so good on the bench in my entry, that I think I will leave it there year-round. Have you started your holiday decorating?

Three Words That Everyone Wants To Hear


When burying the hatchet over old wounds, when the opportunity arises to make amends, do we kiss and make up agreeing to disagree? Or rehash all the icky, painful, uncomfortable stuff, leaving the possibility for more damage once the proverbial pot is stirred. If we don’t talk about it, is it ever really resolved? Do […]

Mother’s Day 2013: Pancakes on the ceiling and other stories

Mother's Day 2013

Once again it’s that special time of year when we celebrate the moms in our lives – Mother’s Day. Whether you’re the lucky recipient of breakfast in bed (and the unlucky recipient of the messy kitchen that helped create it) or going out and braving the crowds for a delicious, expensive brunch of a place […]

Why Moms Would Make Great Bond Girls

Sexy Business Woman Getting Out of Car 2

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 […]

How I Met My Husband: When Love Is Meant To Be

Valentine candy hearts

When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the sand. Our […]