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It’s Not a Beauty Pageant, It’s a Scholarship Program

Inside: One woman’s ill-advised yet hilarious journey into a beauty pageant, and the lessons learned. “It’s not a beauty pageant, it’s a scholarship program.” Let’s call a spade a spade. While I was quoting Sandra Bullock A LOT at the time, this thing I was doing was a beauty pageant… And while the experience may…

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A Working Mom’s Guide to Doing it All (Terribly)

Working moms get this question a lot: “How do you do it all?” It ALL. That’s daunting. And for this working mom, I do “do it all.” But sometimes I’m doing it all TERRIBLY. Working Moms are Da Bomb (Cyclone) This winter the bomb cyclone hit the Northeast. First off, can we take a pause to…

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What Miley Cyrus Taught Me About Myself and New Year’s Resolutions

Myers-Briggs likes to put us all in two neat buckets, Introvert and Extrovert. Which, don’t get me wrong, can be a super helpful way to evaluate how you best like to interact with the world. However, many of us fall somewhere in between. Much like Miley Cyrus in “Party in the USA.” As an Extroverted…

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A Piano Recital Disaster, A Piano Recital Triumph, and 3 Big Lessons

Inside: A trip back to the 1990s, a funny and embarrassing piano recital story, and three life lessons that make it all worth sharing. For someone who has never been a real performer, I have two too many stories about humiliating myself in auditoriums. And what do you do when you make a fool of…