Before I had my daughter the idea of “balance” never even once crossed my mind…well aside for the times that I was assigned to produce (while working in network news) a piece on it, usually related women and the topic of work/life balance. You know the ones I am talking about, where you total up all of the work that (typically) mom does around the house and extrapolate a value of this work. I knew that this so-called topic of work/life balance existed and was…discussed…and I also knew I had a sum total of zero interest in exploring it.Read More ›
Does that sound melodramatic?
CrossFit as a metaphor for life. Even more dramatic?
I know. You want to punch me in the face, don’t you? I get it. I am drinking the Kool-aid. And it sort of sounds ridiculous. But stay with me.
When I moved from New York City to a small town in Connecticut, I knew I was going to have to find a way to meet new people.
My own mom is one of my role models. When my sister and I were just 6 & 3, our father died, leaving my mom a single mom. She fortunately had family nearby and a wonderful network of loving friends, but she showed me that even in the thickest grief, a mother’s love trumps all. You really can rebuild your life/yourself after devastating loss. She taught me so much about resiliency and love.Read More ›
When I mentioned to my three younger sisters that I was going to New Orleans with my best friend Shannon, my sister Mallory said, with what I took as genuine concern in her voice, “You know New Orleans is…fun…right???”Read More ›
I had the pleasure of meeting Holly in Ohio when I gave my TedX talk on Rebranding the Single Mom. She candidly shared her single mom experience with me our conversation was seriously the highlight of the whole trip.
Here is her story…Read More ›
I am a former globe-trotting network news producer and reporter who now works as an editor for UNHCR based in Nairobi Kenya. I’ve had a few different careers: actress, legal assistant, investigative producer, foreign correspondent, and now working in the humanitarian field. I wouldn’t have it any other way!Read More ›
I can say with certainty that this isn’t the way I saw my life playing out. I grew up in a traditional, loving household where my mother and father were married until my father’s untimely passing four years ago. The majority of my friends also grew up in two-parent households. It was the norm for me.Read More ›
I need a big glass of wine for this piece. I mean..I still can’t even believe I am writing it.
I want to tell you about my best friend from high school, Remy. During some of my most formative years, Remy was partner in crime, my sounding board, my secret keeper, my instigator, my friend. Remy was my person. She was part of my village before I even knew I needed to build a village.