Dear Day Camp Owners: Make Summer Great Again

Dear Summer Camp Owners, Some of my fondest memories were spent with you. But now, you're ruining my life.  Day camp was a magical place. As a camper, we played pirates on playgrounds, we learned how to swim in large groups crammed into an unheated pool, we whined and complained through organized sports, we stood …

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Mom’d Ambition: Striving to be a Madonna

Who says having children is a reason to turn in your career ambition and sacrifice it for homemade baby food, Music Together classes, and endless breastfeeding talk? One minute we're lamenting how there aren't enough women in executive roles, instructing high potential women on things like gravitas and dressing for the role you want, and …

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The NKOTB Renaissance, Featuring Donnie Wahlberg?!

He's standing on top of a flaming piano, doing a strip tease. And the crowd goes wild. (Donnie on a flaming piano. Nice bod, Bud.) Don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years. Apparently I didn't get the memo that although I'd long since abandoned them, The New Kids On The Block are …

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Summer of The Others

I'm too young to remember The Summer Of Sam. But that slogan doesn't have positive connotations.... So I find it weird to see people tagging their social media pics with #summerofava or #summerofolivia or #summerofliam or #summerofwhoever.  I get it. You're down a kid for the summer thanks to Sleepaway camp, and the younger sibling(s) …

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When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Is My Child an Athlete…..or a Mathlete?

I am spending my spring on the sidelines. I no longer commit to birthday parties or barbecues or frankly anything to do with family or friends. My weekends are fully encompassed by sports. Not professional sports, pee wee sports.  Between 2 young boys (I'm talking single-digit aged) we are all-in with baseball (3 teams), soccer …

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