"I feel blessed that they (my parents) let the coaches do the coaching and they did the parenting."
Over lunch with actress Elisabeth Rohm, I was struck by her down to earth nature, her clarity and her wisdom. She opened up about raising a strong daughter, her pride in being a working mom and her passion for education. Why is education so important to you? My mother who was going to a great college MORE »
I am at the pool and I see it all around me – people bullying their own kids, labeling their own kids, threatening their own kids – and I wish it would stop. One boy borrows my son’s water toy and a mom tells him he can’t use it because she “knows him and can’t be MORE »
It is said that the way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. If that is the case, a generation of children will be talking to themselves in angry, loveless tones. Here is an exercise for you. The next time you are at Disneyland/The Zoo/local aquarium/insert kid focused place here, sit on a MORE »
You make a damn good cupcake. Or maybe it is a chocolate chip cookie or a pecan pie. Then you dream. What if I turned this into a business? What if I change course to make sweet treats all day? Candace Nelson did just that. In 2005 Candace left her career as an investment banker to MORE »
I left my house worried and rewinding. Had I remembered to leave the right notes for my husband? Had I given enough kisses to my kids on the way out? I paid little attention to the man who opened the door to the car that was waiting to take me to the airport for a MORE »
Here are 12 ways to build girls' comfort and confidence in the outdoors.
Ease any scrapbooking guilt with The Summer Interview, an easy and fun way to capture family memories. It is not labor intensive and you can use the same questions each year. Make a family activity out of reading past interviews aloud.
It is easy for me to get caught up in celebrations and over doing it for my birthday. Last year I prepared for turning 40 by interviewing women I admire. But this year I tried an even more simple tactic, to let myself take (almost) the whole day off to enjoy the basics and see MORE »
Mitch was taking my photo as we headed to the ice cream shop, the finale of three days in Santa Barbara. The kids had skipped ahead to check out the flavors and I turned to him. “I look like crap.” I am not someone who beats myself up like this and today was no exception; MORE »
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