Your little darling just got home from sleep-away camp and brought home a duffle bag full of thrice-worn clothes with ground in dirt and grass stains. He smells like he’s been counting lake swimming as a daily bath, and for some ungodly reason, he’s bouncing off the walls! The time between getting your kids back from camp and sending them off to school can be challenging … [Read more...] about Surviving the Post-Summer Camp Transition!
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My mother died sixteen years ago this week, and in one regard - and in only one regard - I consider myself fortunate in the timing: The anniversary of her death and Mother’s Day arrive the same time every year, the two days book-ending one miserable week of feeling underwater and angry and frustrated, a week steeped in loss. When the whole world is making brunch reservations … [Read more...] about A New Dad: Mother’s Day Has Taken On New Meaning
The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of parties, gatherings and festive dinners. But with all the fun comes the stress of making sure you bring an appropriate hostess gift - should it be simple or splendid? Trinket or trifle? Small and thoughtful or fantastically fancy? Striking the balance on bringing just the right gift can feel like a bit of a minefield. … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion
This article was written by a 14 year old girl who calls herself "12 Paws" dealing with life threatening food allergies. “Hey Hun,” my Mom tells my Dad, “Let’s stop at the market for groceries, perhaps we can we go to Whole Foods for dinner? We’re getting groceries, so it might be easier to eat there. And, we want to celebrate!” “Great … [Read more...] about Deadly Food Allergies: From A Teen Who Has Them
Gwyneth Paltrow’s smug smirk, flat stomach, and shiny keratin-straight hair all make my stomach twist. Even before last week’s “I’m the actress who is more clueless than George H.W. Bush” gaffe about working vs. starlet moms, we all had plenty of reason to despise her. For God’s sake, she was engaged to Brad Pitt before his scruffy goatee days. She got to … [Read more...] about Why Gwyneth Has A Point