Friday the 13th & Mixed Moon Energy Weekend

Moon in Capricorn on Friday, September 13, 2013 – Moon in Aquarius early on Sunday morning, September 15, 2013 -hmmmm. Work hard, go over the budget, be in charge on Friday/Saturday. Attend a community fund raiser, corral volunteers for a neighborhood project and / or go out to picket on Sunday?...more

Sharpen Your Wits: Warby Parker Fall 2013 Collection Launch

I'm Honored by Warby Parker to introduce to you the new fall 2013 collection ...more

Dear Miley Cyrus,

With your recent VMAs performance and now the release of your music video for "Wrecking Ball", I've seen everyone from mom bloggers to celebrities begging you to stop your destructive behavior. Your family initally stood behind your actions, but now seem to be refusing to comment any further, leaving the world wondering if they, too, have joined the Anti-Miley movement. Well, Miley, I'm not here to ask you to stop. On the contrary, I'm here to tell you to Keep it up!...more
Ah Miley! I think if we drop it she will burn herself out. She's fulled with rebellion right now ...more

Tales from the Backseat

Today, we were driving in the car and I was listening to the boys talking amongst themselves."I bet you can't name the boy singing, but I'll give you a hint," says the Big One."Okay, I can do it," Little Guy proclaims."His name is Justin.""Oh! I know this.  Wait.  No, I don't.""Justin Beaver.  But I think he's dead.  He was like 112 or something.""I know him.  Yeah, he's dead.  Mommy?  Isn't Justin Beeger dead?"  Little Guy asks....more

It's All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses a Breast

My friend "Amanda" was going to Costa Rica for 11 months. I knew because I saw it on Facebook. I congratulated her in the comments section. The next day, "Jodie" wrote that she was moving to London for two years, and some time later "Kris" said she’d be in the Dominican Republic for three months....more

How to Find Flow and Boost Your Creativity

This fall I've challenged myself to increase my daily word count for my work-in-progress and complete my third draft by the end of 2013. That means 525 words a day … peanuts to some, but more than double my normal 200 words a day.To meet this goal, I'm going to have to do a lot more than increase my pace during my normal morning hour of writing. And thus I've found myself writing at times that feel somewhat unnatural to me … or at least they did at first. But to get myself into these new habits without the overwhelm, I've made it a habit to channel flow....more

A Weekend of Charm! Libra Moon 9/6/13

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the Moon graces relationship focused Air sign Libra. So don’t be surprised if the soundtrack that runs thru your head occasionally includes, “can’t we all just get along?”. Balance, seeing “both sides” of a situation, brokering deals (personal or business) are a part of the Libra charm machine. It helps improve and clarify partnerships wherever needed....more


So I have the kind of kids that grow, and not just their bodies but their feet, too.  Normally my kids are excellent shoppers; they love to shop for anything as long as they get to pick something out.  Picking out shoes is generally something they enjoy; the picking, the hunting for sizes, the running around the store to see if they make you faster (yes, I am that parent.)  But not this year....more