I was so excited to meet the new Dancing with the Stars cast of Season 12 during last night's live reveal. I loved seeing that some of my wish list hopefuls made the final cut! I think it's going to be an incredible season. It will be extremely competitive considering we have so many stellar athletes. I love the big personalities and will bank on Wendy Williams to always speak … [Read more...] about Back in the Ballroom!
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People suck. Sometimes, this is more true than others. You’d rather curl up in a hole, under a rock than deal with anyone. In “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, one mother drops everything and disappears. Bernadette Fox is a Seattle architect, wife to a Microsoft-guru, and mom to a 15-year-old girl, Bee. As Bee overcomes a congenital heart … [Read more...] about Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Is it possible to instill a love of reading in a child who hates to read? Or is it, as Cletus from “The Simpsons” might say, “an exercise in futility”? I’ve been struggling with this question regarding my youngest son, Henry (now 12), who will be going into 7th grade in the fall. I love to read-always have. My husband is a reader. Our older two sons, Jonah (17) and Aaron (16) … [Read more...] about My Child Hates Reading!
In the last week, there has been a publicity blast for a new memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" written by Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School and first generation Chinese-American. Her somewhat provocative article, and excerpt from the book, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” has been making the rounds on the internet and has sparked responses and rebuttals from … [Read more...] about Can We Take a Lesson from “Chinese” Parenting?
Becoming a mother for the first time can leave you lonely and vulnerable. It might even make you question what you still have in common with your single BFFs (who wouldn’t know a bassinet from a basset hound. ) Naturally, it can be extremely helpful to expand your circle and add some other new moms to the mix. But before you get sucked into friendships that will do more … [Read more...] about New Moms Beware: 4 Friends You Don’t Need