The business venture we don't want to fail

About seven years ago, my husband and I decided to go into a business venture together. The stakes were pretty high: We knew that it was a long-term investment and that we would be working crazy hours. We knew that we would not receive any financial gain from it and that once we entered it, there was no backing out. We were signing up for sleepless nights, an increase in marital strain and depression, and potential health risks....more

To The Over 30 Crowd

This is late in the game. I know. In my defense I don't spend a lot of time online reading articles about design & fashion trends, or beauty, or parenting, or _________(you fill in the blank). Partly because I'm not interested in trends. Trends are disposable, I can't afford that. I have teenagers to pay for. Beauty? Most of those articles are written by young women for young women. Besides, I've been making my lipstick last since the first article I read about how to do that in Vogue when I was 13....more

Life Advice: What Other People Think of You is None of Your Business

There are a few bits of advice my mom has consistently shared with me and my sister and this one has popped up quite a bit over the years. I mentioned it in my birthday “27 by 27” post, but I thought this was a good enough bit of advice to discuss in depth.What other people think of you is none of your business....more

Babysitting My Brain on the Long Run

I’ve been running regularly for years and truly believe the long run is far more difficult for my mind than my body.  For a run of more than three miles, the music playlist just didn’t cut it....more

The Informed Parent: Here's How to Be One

In this info-glut age, few areas teem with more bewildering contradictions than the realm of pregnancy and parenting advice....more
I'd love a copy. See if some science facts can convert this hippy type ASD mama for baby number 2 more

Six Things to Look for in a Life Partner

A letter to my children about love: I want all three of you to know what love is.  I hope that you never have the opportunity to learn from experience what it isn't.  My wish for you is that you find a life partner who understands you right through to your soul.  Below is a list of things you should look for in a life mate. ...more

9 Signs You're Being A Drama Queen

Let’s face it, nobody appreciates a drama queen… but most of us aren’t willing to admit when we’re being one. That selfish and ugly attitude isn’t just turning off your man (or woman), it’s also pushing away your friends and loved ones. We all have our moments, but let’s try to keep them to a minimum. So before you get confrontational, and swear that this doesn’t apply to you, check out some of these sure signs that you are in fact, being a drama queen:...more
Lol I fell that dramas almost every yearmore

Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding advice from a three-time mom

This week, I'm devoting my blog posts to my breastfeeding journey. It's not a path I ever thought I'd walk, but it turns out, it's a route that I loved and traveled down several times. I'm hoping that my experiences and breastfeeding advice can help someone else learn to love it too....more

Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me: GO!

17 year old Me: I don't think I want to stay in New Jersey forever.  I think I want to go to college out of state.Mom: GO!20-something year old Me: My application to Fordham Law School got lost.  F$^%!  I think I'm going to Boston.Mom: GO!30-something year old Me:  H is being transferred to Chicago.  I think we're moving.Mom: GO!...more

In-Law With No Boundaries

I must start by saying, I am attached to my family and love each and every one of them. I come from a large family where I am the 12th grandchild out of 23.  When I was young, my mother was always with her sisters and I was always with my cousins. We would go over to my grandparents house and play in the woods, ride bikes, and visit, but then we would go home. See, when there are 23 grandchildren, if one stays with "Mom" and Papa," then that opens the door for a house full, which my grandparents simply could not manage....more