September 11, 2001

I had plans that day.  I was going to meet my friend Barbara for lunch.  She was in town for a conference and we hadn’t seen each other in two years.  Before meeting Barbara, I was going to pack.  We were moving on September 13th.  We had two days to pack up our apartment and…

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Drink: Moscow Mule

The first time I heard about a Moscow Mule was from my good friend Oprah.  Oprah and Gayle drank Moscow Mules while they were camping in Yosemite National Park.  The first time I drank a Moscow Mule was at the beginning of the year while working in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the perfect place…

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Princess Diana – I’m Still Crushed 15 Years Later

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash.  Since I was a little girl, I have idolized Princess Diana.  At 40 years old, I am now older than Diana was when she died at age 36.  Her death rocked my world as if a close family member had been…

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A “Gnomeo and Juliet” Themed Birthday Party

My daughter turned 5-years-old last week.  Six months ago, she told me she wanted a “Gnomeo and Juliet” themed party.  Really?  Don’t get me wrong, we love that movie.  It’s adorable, truly kid-friendly, hilarious, and it’s filled with Elton John songs.  But the color theme is red and blue and could easily be mistaken for…

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Gaining a New Leash on Parenting

Not so long ago there was a lot of news about parents who put their kids on “leashes.”  This is nothing new, I’m not sure what sparked the interest, or why it was newsworthy, except that parents are critical of how their peers are raising their children.  There are pros and cons to putting your child…

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