Let It Fly!

 Every Saturday evening as I headed off to bed, Mary Richards headed off to work. But not before reminding me, "You're gonna make it after all." ...more

The TV isn't invited to dinner

Sometimes when my husband has to work late, I give my son a special treat and let him watch a movie while he eats dinner. It's a rare event, but one that I can justify since most of our dinners are spent around the family table, eating and talking about our days. That together time at dinner is important to me, as it is one of the best parts of my day....more

Why Don't White People Watch Black Television Shows?

 The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. - Anonymous Thursday nights used to mark my last night of law school classes for the week and one more day of a long workweek.  It was also the one night I allowed myself to stay up late and lose myself in the television shows I had taped on my VCR. ...more

I don't watch enough TV

My husband and I don't have enough shared television shows. This is entirely my fault. I don't pick up new shows very frequently and so there is often a dearth of entertainment for us to watch together at the end of a long working day....more

"Trains" Of Our Lives

Thomas.The.Train.I think that we have already established that I have a deep and strange hatred for trains.  My children's train table kind of ruins my life every single day. Just looking at the thing causes me to pop a Xanax and breathe into a paper bag.  It isn't just the train tables that raise my blood pressure though, let us devote some time to the dreaded Thomas The Train. ...more

8 Ways NBC Ruined the Olympics

I love the Olympics.  The Olympics got me through both of my maternity leaves by giving me something to watch besides infomercials at 3 am.  I love seeing all of the different events and the athletes.  I was a huge Bob Costas fan. Not now.  I couldn’t stand the Olympic coverage this time.  And now when I see Bob Costas’s face, I see him as a symbol of network mismanagement. What turned me off this year?  Oh, let me count the ways: - Let’s start at the very beginning. ...more

RHONY = Gilligan's Island?

It's hard for some people to understand. How or why does a highly educated, mature adult watch a television show where the women act like petty teenagers?Well, you can't help what you're interested in and if you're interested in analyzing human nature, I have to say Real Housewives of New York is something into which you can't help but sink your curious teeth....more

D is for Diane English

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 4 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Diane English....more

5 Easy Things To Talk To Your Mom About On Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and most likely that means you're looking at some quality time with Mom (and maybe Grandma too!). Depending on your relationship with your family, this could be something you're looking forward to or something you'll have to navigate. It's possible you've got certain areas of conversation that you try to avoid. Maybe your mom loves to ask about when you're getting married, or maybe your mom always has questions about how your student loan repayment is going. No matter the reason, if you need other things to talk about, here are five ideas!...more