litmus tests

I was out shopping with my sister, M, this summer and as we were flipping through the clothing racks, I… read more

the 8th deadly sin: reply-all

Dear sisterhood of Girlfriends, Fellow-Moms, Colleagues, etc., The best, most considerate kind of email blasts with a call-to-action from a… read more

the after-school monster

Sometimes I’m totally fine and the day will have gone by well enough but after feeding time at the zoo,… read more

cancer’s ironic gift

London, October 2011 A few weeks ago over the children’s spring break, while the family and I were on a… read more

turkey and wingmen

wingman |ˈwi ng ˌmən| noun ( pl. -men) : a pilot whose aircraft is positioned behind and outside the leading… read more