Things that make turning 49 less awful. Like Halle Berry.

Happy Birthday, Halle Berry!

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Leo, or an extrovert or just a raging narcissist but I’ve always loved my birthday. I love being the center of attention. I’ve totally come to terms with it. And maybe it’s because I grew up with so many siblings and never had a proper birthday partyRead more…

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Great Expectations

This is a story about expectations and the benefits of keeping them low. Now, of course, this idea is nothing new. Every year there’s some article written about how Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world and it’s in part because the Danes keep their expectations low. They are just content with theirRead more…

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Are Mommies Drinking More?

Here’s a conversation I had with my 11-year-old son yesterday morning: Fade in: Early morning in my kitchen. The high school kid has already left for the day and my fifth grader is sitting at the island busily sawing through his syrupy waffle while watching the “Today Show.” Maria Shriver is onscreen, reporting in earnestRead more…

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