I remember the exact moment my dad told me my mom had cancer. I was driving my daughter, Ada, and I to the grocery store after her swim lesson. Life seemed normal.I was snacking on my taffy with my country music hits on in the background. It was a beautiful Spring day and we were heading to the store to get groceries and pick up a prescription. My phone rang and my dad told me everything as I was trying to concentrate on the expressway with a 10-month old in the background.“Yup. OK,OK. Thank you for telling me.”...more

Lessons From my Daughter


Instant stardom is assured for a young hopeful.

Every young British girl dreams of being a star in a famous Harry Potter film. Here's your chance to grant your daughter her wish. Sorry, Miss America—you'll have to give this opportunity a miss....more

Dialing my Extrovert Down....For my Daughter

I am the quintessential extrovert. I thrive off the energy of other people and will talk to anyone who makes eye contact. Just ask the 15-year-old who bags my groceries. Or the lady on the elliptical next to me at the gym. Or my new BFF at the dry cleaners who shares a similar love of v-neck dresses. And you probably don’t want to sit next to me on a plane....more

My Father's Chair



The first Sunday in May is officially Girlfriend Mom Day. Mark your calendars Hallmark....more