5 Foods to Break Up With in 2014

This is a guest post from Lauren Slayton, founder of Foodtrainers, and a friend of mine for the last 7 years.  Lauren’s new book, Little Book of Thin, just came out in time for your New Year’s Resolutions, and is chock full of simple, easy to follow advice on eating better and making healthier – […]

Tiger Eyes the Movie: Meeting Judy Blume, again, 30 years later

Judy Blume is easily the first author I remember LOVING.  I was probably around seven when I read my first Judy Blume book. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and quickly headed to Barnes and Noble for more.  I had to read EVERYTHING she wrote.  Like most girls of my generation (that would be X) […]

Lean In, Lean Out: Sheryl Sandberg and Doing the Feminist Hokey Pokey

Last week I ordered Sheryl Sandberg‘s book, Lean In.  It wasn’t something I initially thought I would read since my reading time is limited and I really hate to waste it on these kinds of self-helpy memoir books.  But, after two weeks of endless posts, articles, news segments and Facebook updates from people I respected […]

Tech Mom Bloggers Take On CE Week

The CEA Line Shows hit NYC last week and this year mom bloggers had their own day at the show sponsored by Techlicious.  It seemed like the whole city was taken over by CE Week with events every night and meetings every day.  But the highlight for me was speaking on a panel with 2 […]

Wordless Wednesday Literary Flash Back

I love this list of the Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction books from the week I was born.  Courtesy of BibliOz.com.  Many of these were on my parents’ bookshelf growing up, which you can read all about in my post The Serendipty of My Family’s Library.

A (Conference) Room of One’s Own

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about girls – the way they socialize, the way they learn, the way they are taught and the way they are perceived.  We’ve been looking at sleep-away camps for my daughters over the last couple of months and the one thing both of them requested is an all […]

Yahoo! Motherboard Summit – Power to the Moms!

I just got back from Palo Alto and a whirlwind two days spent at the outrageously gorgeous Four Seasons Palo Alto and the Yahoo! Sunnyvale Campus for the Yahoo! Motherboard Summit.  For the past few months I have been a part of the Yahoo! Motherboard, a group of mombloggers who blog monthly about a specific […]

Is A Blog the Sweetest Form of Revenge?

Over on NYCmoms today I’m talking about whether or not a blog is the place to get even or at least get angry at people in my life.  Personally I think I’m too afraid of offending people I know than actually being honest when it comes to issues with family and friends, and it turns […]

If You Knew Suzy – Could You Be Objective About Your Mom?

What will your children say about you when you die?  What would you want them to know?  These are a couple of the questions swirling around my brain since I recently finished reading If You Knew Suzy, A Mother, A Daughter, A Reporter’s Notebook, a memoir by Katherine Rosman, a journalist at the Wall Street […]

My Daughters are Poets (and now everyone knows it)

I don’t usually publicly brag about my daughters but I am making an exception for this.  Thursday, April 29th was Poem in Your Pocket Day in NYC.  All the children in my daughters’ school carried poems in their pockets and read them aloud to each other, to teachers, to administrators and to whomever would listen.  […]