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Where’s Your Lipstick, B*tch?

As working mothers we do approximately one-thousand-fifty-two things right each and every day.  From the mundane tasks such as making sure everyone in the house who has teeth has actually brushed them before walking out the door in the morning (ourselves included) to the complicated and complex like closing the deal we’ve worked on for […] Read more…

The Liberation of Lifelong Friendship

People collect all sorts of things: old cameras, beanie babies, first edition books, pottery, vintage record albums.  I myself am a collector – though until several years ago I didn’t realize it.  I felt a little like one of those hoarders you see on those terribly awesome reality shows, who when confronted about the mountains of debris piled […] Read more…

I Give Up – The Power of Release

I am like a dog with a bone.  Grrrr.  Most of the time it’s a good thing – like when I go to the mat to service my clients or when I refuse to give up on finding time for date night with my husband.  But I am self-aware enough to know that sometimes this personality […] Read more…

Are We Still Wearing Our Grannie’s Panties?

I’m so all about girl-power.  I love being a strong woman and I love seeing other strong women kicking ass and taking names.  When I hear stories of young women like Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson speaking out on behalf of the empowerment of women I get absolutely giddy.  When Beyoncé belts out a song […] Read more…

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

I knew this month was tough the moment I realized that turning forty was the easiest thing I had done.  We’ve all had those kind of times in our lives where we look back and think “how did I even function on a daily basis?”  Like brushing my teeth – how did that happen on […] Read more…

Keeping Our Kids In Line

My dad used the brush or belt.  I have a friend whose mother used a wooden spoon.  I have even see my cousin get it with a shoe – it really came down to convenience at that point.  But back in the day when seat belts were optional, smoking was ubiquitous, and kids played out […] Read more…

Is Daddy Doin’ Work A Turn Off?

Have you ever had one of those moments when someone says something so crazy it feels like they just told you they sky is in fact green not blue? And they totally believe it.  And they are pissed you don’t agree?  You’re like, “Is my name Alice and have I just fallen down a rabbit […] Read more…

People Say You Shouldn’t Meet Your Heroes….Turns Out They’re Wrong

I had the most crazy out of body experience last week.  The Katie-Freaking-Couric Show asked me to be a guest on a show about bread winning mothers.  Yes that Katie-Freaking-Couric:  trail-blazing first female anchor of a national nightly news program,  single mother who bravely raised her daughters after losing her fist husband to cancer, America’s sweetheart, THAT […] Read more…

Top Three Lessons Working Moms Can Learn From The Red Sox

I was born into Red Sox Nation.  Growing up in Boston, being a Red Sox fan is simply what you do – like breathing or drinking on St. Patty’s Day.  So when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 after an 86 year drought it seemed…well, unnatural.  Great but unnatural.  And now this year to have […] Read more…

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