Imagine my surprise, when my long-time live-in boyfriend announced that his fifteen year-old son was moving to Baltimore to live with him. I was stunned. Here I was, getting ready for a major change in my life; starting my MFA program 15 years after I completed college, and I’m met with the ... read more
I am so happy to share this interview with the amazing mother, actress and brilliant entrepreneur Jessica Alba. Jessica is a dear friend and a woman that I admire greatly. She is sharing her high creativity and genuine love of making the planet a better place in a profound way that I am so ex... read more
For kids, Halloween is all about spooky characters and buckets full of sugary candy. I can clearly remember the excitement I would get from a solid, post-trick-or-treating haul. That excitement was immediately followed by stomach ache, caused by my sugary binge. It was the best. The only thing that ... read more
I live in Los Angeles, the epicenter of American pop culture and sexiness, as well as a lightning rod for conservative and prudish vitriol. That’s cool. The weather provides ample Vitamin D (unlike our 10+ overcast years in Seattle), and it’s so diverse that even the white people ... read more
I don’t understand parenting labels. I don’t understand them at all. People say to me, oh so you’re an attachment parent? Some say this with a tone of judgement others with a tone of respect. Either way, I find it a bit odd. People want to label, they are desperate for it. It helps... read more
This is the letter we were never meant to read; these are the words that many, many mothers have thought but rarely shared. I found this letter in my email, sent to me by accident from a woman and mother who was horrified by her mistake. If The Conversation is about women sharing their truth... read more
It happens every September. I arrive at my girls’ elementary school to drop them off and I’m immediately startled at what passes for little girl fashion these days. My inner alarm screeches almost audibly in that first week or two of school, when newly purchased outfits are inevitably on parade.... read more
You can be yourself and not let what society expects from you control what any of your choices are. I find a lot of people struggling in their lives because they feel it was expected they do a certain thing or act a certain way and not follow what their gut is telling them to do.