March 2011

March 30, 2011

My Guilty Pleasure: Mad Men

The booze! The backstabbing! The illicit affairs and tawdry hookups! No, I’m not talking about my last family reunion. I’m talking about the brilliant drama Mad […]
March 28, 2011

The Trouble with Chris Brown: A Lesson for My Son

There is something troubling me. Last week the media was agog with R&B star Chris Brown’s latest outburst. For those of you who don’t follow pop […]
March 23, 2011

My Gym-less Year: TurboFire

$1400. This is approximately the amount I paid my gym last year to not work out. Now I sort of had a good excuse because last […]
March 21, 2011

Grown Up Friendship

The E! Channel just started re-running Sex and the City, one of my all-time favorite television series. When SATC came out, I was living in New […]
March 18, 2011

Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Family Ready?

Two years ago a rogue tornado tore through my neighborhood. Eight of my neighbors’ homes were completely destroyed by the violent wind and rain.  The tornado […]
March 16, 2011

Japan Relief: How to Help

By now we’ve all seen the devastating news that continues to unfold in Japan. First a terrible earthquake, followed by a tsunami and now news of […]
March 11, 2011

A Global Mindset Starts at Home

“What color are you?” Huh? “What. Color. Are. You.?” Me? I’m shopping at Pier 1 Imports in the home fragrance aisle and see a young, blonde […]
March 9, 2011

Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

I love everything about Spring. The cool crisp air, the gorgeous blooming trees and flowers and the longer days. Spring is when I do my annual […]
March 3, 2011

The Nanny Tax Part 2: How and When to Pay It

The nanny tax is a tax that many families know about but few actually pay. Part of the problem is the confusing nature of this tax […]