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The Real Reason We Want All Our Friends to Have Kids

I wanted Keri to have kids. Now. This very second. And for her kids to have the exact same napping schedule as mine.

Navigating The Summer Before College

If your daughter is heading to college next fall, you're probably in the same place I was last year. It was my daughter's last summer before college.

10 Tips for the New Work-at-Home Mom

If you’re thinking about making the shift, or are transitioning to becoming a work-at-home mom, here are ten tips that may help you.

Dear 29-Year-Old Me

Good job on your twenties! You’ve made some bold and brave decisions. Even better, you’ve had some spectacular failures and learned so many things.

My Baby is a Worrier: She Gets it From Me

I’ve spent an enormous amount of mental energy forging routes around fear; taking the long way to avoid those scary woods.  It’s an exhausting and isolated path, full of its own obstacles and lacking a GPS signal. My way was studded with compulsion and hidden distress, holding myself responsible for...

Learning to Work From Home in the Time of Coronavirus

I'm a work from home MAVEN—but all bets are off now that we're ALL home at the same time.

Life Lessons from a Stinky Mutt

Never in a million years did I think that I would feel this way after the loss of my beloved beagle-shar pei.

Reflections as a Mom and a Sister on National Siblings Day

April 10th is National Siblings Day, and while you won’t get the day off work, you can still commemorate the day by celebrating the most annoyingly lovable people in your life.

Big And Happy

I must have been ten years old when I overheard an older cousin of mine say “I bet Tova will struggle with her weight her entire life, just like her mother”. I had no idea what he meant obviously—as far as I was concerned, there was nothing wrong with my...

Finding a Calm Amidst the Corona-chaos

Until now, COVID-19 or the coronavirus was something I saw on the news. But now my kids are home from school.