Living

You Were Supposed to be 40 Today.

Today should be your 40th birthday, but it’s not. You didn’t make it past 35. That magic number we had always been terrified about. I’m supposed to call you today, and tease you about getting old. You would say that no matter how old you got, I would always be older. It is still true.… Read More You Were Supposed to be 40 Today.

Living

My Possibly Illegal Holiday Gift Giving Guide

It’s holiday gift-guide time of the year again! Oprah has released her holiday gift guide. Gwyneth has released hers. Every other media outlet in the country is sure to be close behind.  I am not going to lie, I love looking at gift guides, but more from an anthropological view than as an actual guide.… Read More My Possibly Illegal Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Behind The 'Gram, Kids, Living

Behind The ‘Gram: A Day At The Beach

Here’s the thing you must ask whenever consuming social media: who is the audience for this? Because, trust me, there is always an audience. Each time we take a picture or write a status update and hit post, there is an intention. Now, you may say, “I want to share it with the world,” or… Read More Behind The ‘Gram: A Day At The Beach

Kids, Living

The Scariest Halloween

My son was crying in the changing room mere moments before swimming class. “Why are you crying?” I asked. I assumed I hadn’t brought the right swimsuit, or something happened at school. “I don’t know what to be for Halloween.” I should have known. It was the day before Halloween, and both of my kids… Read More The Scariest Halloween