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When Kids Get Sick. Really Sick.

When Kids Get Sick. Really Sick.

Last weekend our family went on a ski vacation. Sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and I don’t ski. I also forgot toothpaste, shampoo and a razor, and none of those were easy to come by where ...

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Children with Different Snow Day Schedules

Children with Different Snow Day Schedules

I have been wrestling with the ultimate winter two-child dilemma a lot this year. What to do when my first grader’s school is closed, but my son’s preschool is open. We’ve had four snow days ...

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A Valentine’s Day Gift for Daughters and Dads

A Valentine’s Day Gift for Daughters and Dads

My daughter’s 7th birthday was last week. We had our family’s traditional “cupcakes for breakfast” celebration in the morning and finished the evening with her favorite dinner, chicken tikka masala, and gifts. She had asked ...

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How to Ask for a Raise. Or Not.

How to Ask for a Raise. Or Not.

I seem to be bombarded lately with messages that say I should ask for a raise. The loudest is from my bank account it seems. But then again, my credit card bills seem to be ...

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Birthdays: Why 3 is an Awesome Age

Birthdays: Why 3 is an Awesome Age

My baby boy just turned 3 years old. 3 is an awesome age. My husband even suggested that with our daughter just about to turn 7 and our son having just celebrated his third birthday, ...

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Mom Stories: At Home with Sick Kids

Mom Stories: At Home with Sick Kids

I was going to write something insightful about the travesty that no one at MSNBC was fired over the mocking of Mitt Romney’s African American grandchild. And I was going to write about the new ...

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Holiday for Adults: Practical and Gag Gifts

Holiday for Adults: Practical and Gag Gifts

I know what will be under the Christmas tree for me tomorrow. I know because there’s a coat I have been eying for six months, and when I finally saw it on sale, I bought ...

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All I Want for Christmas is Some Semblance of Reality

All I Want for Christmas is Some Semblance of Reality

Moms of all stripes, and maybe particularly working moms, are smacked with a dose of reality every single day. Yesterday, for me, it was a meltdown over the seams in my daughter’s socks, paired with ...

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All I Want for Christmas is Some Semblance of Reality

All I Want for Christmas is Some Semblance of Reality

Moms of all stripes, and maybe particularly working moms, are smacked with a dose of reality every single day. Yesterday, for me, it was a meltdown over the seams in my daughter’s socks, paired with ...

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How to Reduce Holiday Stress

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

This year’s holiday season is shorter than ever. Less than four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas – and zero weeks between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah – is a record for a compressed holiday schedule. For those ...

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