Brand Matters

Almost exactly one year ago, I started this blog after a sleepless night during a family ski trip. I spent all night, laying in bed, staring up at the ceiling, mourning the rapid passage of time and trying to figure out how to spend as much time with my kids while they were still little

What the H#ll is for Dinner??

This past January, I decided to take a few months off from work to be home with my kids, so I’ve been living the stay-at-home mom life for the last six weeks. While the pros and cons of this decision are plentiful on both sides of the aisle, in general I’ve really enjoyed the change.

Up Your Hosting Game

We all know, either intuitively or from careful observation, that a great hostess turns a party into a memory. But how – exactly – does she do it? For answers, I sat down with my dear friend and Hostess Extraordinaire, Lauren Bender. Lauren and her husband are extremely generous and gracious hosts. They frequently open

Turning, Turning: Days Three and Four of a Family RV Trip

In the context of this song, which I refuse to believe it’s merely instructional and lacking poetry (see last week’s post), simplicity is defined relative to shame. According to the author, we’ll know we’ve gained true simplicity when we can bow and bend without shame, so we can infer, conversely, that to not bow and