Every now and then, a thought, conversation or event will pop into my mind at the most unexpected time. I guess it’s not so uncommon really. Anything can trigger a trip down memory lane. The mere presence of snow will make me reminisce about the story my dad used to tell us about his Volkswagen … More Throwing it Back
So 7 months into this clusterf**k of a year and I am proud to say that I don’t miss getting up early to dress up and beautify myself before heading out the door into rush hour pandemonium. Am I crazy?? I think not. Here’s the thing. The old morning routine has merely become a distant … More You say Unkempt, I say Sloppy Chic.
I used to be cool, hip, “with it”, rad, awesome (ok maybe I am pushing it…a little). Then life happened. Somewhere between settling down to start a family and having my first child, it seemed the “coolness” factor went right out the window. Gone were the days of driving my cute little Hatchback to pick … More Chronicles of an Uncool Mom
At the start of every Christmas Day meal, my father would pop the cork of a Martini Asti Spumante – the bubbly, sweeter counterpart of Champagne or Prosecco – and fill each flute with infinite care. He hated wastage. It was a pet peeve of his. We would then raise a toast as a great … More The Eighth Glass
I’ve always loved this time of year. Twinkly lights. Festive decorations. The smell of fresh pine in the living room graced by the majestic presence of its newest addition, and a beauty to behold: The Tree. However, Christmas is not what it used to be….for me, anyway. When my girls were younger, like any kid … More The Santa Effect
As I write these words, a day has gone by since my father was laid to rest after a brief battle with the Big C. To those of us who are left behind, we are faced with the impetus to “move on” and get back to a normal routine. Easier said than done. It is … More The Power of Compassion
I consider myself a selective perfectionist. I like certain things done in just the right way but I don’t obsess over it, largely because my thinking has shifted in the last 15 years. Having children does that to you – your focus automatically migrates to ensuring their happiness and the things you used to get … More Imperfect or I’m Perfect – The Human Paradox
While I was making dinner last weekend, it occurred to me that I have become somewhat of a “snob” in all things food prep and ingredients. There was a time when getting the lowest-priced olive oil or an average cut of meat on sale made my day. Gradually, I have realized that good quality is … More The Case Against Mediocrity
The College admissions scandal which has rocked the news in recent weeks is certainly an indication that class entitlement has reared its ugly head yet again. Indictments have been announced this week, resulting in tarnished reputations and shattered hopes, all because of an elaborate scheme created by a mastermind con man to give wealthy families … More A Life of Privilege
Conventional wisdom holds that as long as we do our best, this is all that counts, and that “winning is not everything.” In theory, this seems reasonable and honorable but in practice, does it actually reflect real life and is it what we want to pass on to the next generation? Also, how much effort … More Flipping the script. Changing the Game.