Woman with a secret

The Two Things I will Never Tell My Children

As mothers we spend a lot of our time shielding our kids from the harsh realities of the world until they are ready to face them. School shootings, dead three-year-old Syrian refugees, teens who overdoes on heroine, missing commercial airliners – the list of frightening things that our children can be exposed to is overwhelming.  […] Read more…

woman public speaking

Letting Go of Your Fear and Owning Your Power

The number one human fear, according to numerous studies and surveys, is public speaking.  It’s not my biggest dear. But it was during a public speaking training session that I realized what my biggest fear actually is:  not being thought of as nice.  Really, you might be thinking?  The realization that I don’t want to be thought of […] Read more…

wonder woman

The Week I Thought I Had a Brain Tumor But Realized I’m Just Not Twenty Anymore

There is nothing like spending a week in a bikini to make you whole heartedly commit to a diet. However I also discovered the week after getting back from vacation is not the optimal time to give up caffeine, alcohol (dear seven pound eight ounce baby Jesus, help me), dairy, flour and sugar.  It’s also […] Read more…

Yellow Whale

Tenderness and Terror: Surviving Parenthood

My younger brother was married last week in a very hippie hipster affair.  I haven’t been surrounded by that many childless twenty and thirty-year-olds since I myself was childless and way hipper.  And I thought I was still cool until I opened my mouth and started talking. It didn’t take me long to realize that […] Read more…

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