The past year I’ve been working with a group of creative business developers out of NYC, creating a website designed to support family caregivers in an entirely new sort of way. We’re now close to launch, and I want to invite Modern Moms to join us as we explore exciting new ways to support each other. Family caregivers, after all, are each of us: moms, whose lives revolve … [Read more...] about It Takes A Village
At times of personal crisis the world seems to shrink until all you can see is your own pain and despair.That’s where Liz Gilbert was when she decided to spend a year exploring the world – at least exploring Italy, India and Bali. Her story – played beautifully by Julie Roberts in the newly released movie – feels at times narcissistic and … [Read more...] about Eat Pray Love – Watch it!
If you’re lucky, you’ve got a mom who is also a friend, or at least someone you can talk to.So do it – talk to her. Talk about that time – hopefully a long way in the future – when the phone rings and it’s the hospital saying, “Something’s happened to your mom.”It is, in fact, just a matter of a phone call that can … [Read more...] about Talk to your mom
The TODAY show had a segment this morning on the popularity of letting your hair go gray naturally. Which really means stepping off the color treadmill and letting nature take over. I’m great with the concept, but as I watched the women on the TODAY show in their before (colored hair) and after (gray hair) images, it’s really quite clear: gray hair … [Read more...] about Going gray
I kept a photo on the refrigerator door for a long, long time. The picture was of my eldest daughter and I at a picnic, taken at a moment neither of us was posing or prepared. We both had on sunglasses and were laughing together at something. Here’s what I loved about that picture: you had to do a serious double take to tell which was me and which … [Read more...] about Picnics in the park