Passing On My Empathy

I was recently on a business trip to Guadalajara.  On the return flight a young family was seated a couple of rows up from me.  They had a 2 and 4-year-old traveling with them.Once the plane took off, the 2-year-old girl made it quite clear that she was not a happy camper with the air pressure in her little head and started wailing at the top of her lungs to the horror of her parents....more

Judd Apatow Puts on Some Panties

 Having turned 18 at the birth of the Sex and the City era, college and adulthood came at atime when sexual expression and alcohol could be worn like Girl Scout badges, proudly and with accomplishment. It was the best of times (that I could remember) and the worst of times (that were gladly hazy). The graduates of the millennium celebrated leaving the sophomoric comedy ofAmerican Pie and blissfully embraced the gratuitous ass shots of Will Ferrell. And just as quickly as we got on “double-secret-probation” in college,” we just as quickly matriculated from it. Now working stiffs and pissed off about having $160,000 in college debt, Judd Apatow appeared to ease our pain with raunchy and outrageous humor....more

Upcoming Guest: Phaedra Cucina re Mommy's on a Business Trip

I am excited to welcome Phaedra Cucina, author of the children’s book, My Mommy’s on a Business Trip, in joining me on June 29th to talk about why feeling guilty about your business travel is like carrying unnecessary baggage onto the plane. Getting through TSA is hard enough without having your little ones tugging at your heart strings as well!  Phaedra will also share her tips on how to help kids get more comfortable with your trips and talk in-depth about the silver linings of business trips ...more

A Taste of Single Motherhood

I spent the last three weeks getting a taste of what it would be like to be a single parent.  My husband had to go on a three-week business trip - something that rarely happens in our relationship.  Three weeks seemed like a long time.  I know, for you single moms and super moms out there, three weeks is child’s play.  Although I was raised by a single parent, we were surrounded by family members who could pitch in instantly.  Today many families are miles away from the nearest relative.  We rely on the good will of friends and a sitter when we can afford it.  As a mother who works fu ...more

Single parent or not you are a super mom because you do what you have to do to make sure your ...more