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I met the most amazing craftspeople when I was in Portland last week. Read my USA Today piece, 10 Portland makers who will make you say, “Please take my money!” and get all your holiday shopping done early!

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celebrating jane wilde during national family caregivers month

Theory of Everything wedding picture

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and I’m thrilled to partner with Midlife Boulevard to bring you this important public service information.

I recently saw The Theory of Everything, which immediately became one of my favorite movies of the year and will probably win a Best Actor Oscar for Eddie Redmayne who portrays world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

What struck me most about the film, though, is that, to me, it’s really the story of Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), who was not only Hawking’s lover, wife and the mother of his children but also his caregiver. It is unlikely he would have lived as long as he did, never mind accomplish so much and write a bestselling book that sold more than 10 million copies, without her unwavering support and sacrifice.

So, when my friends at Midlife Boulevard invited me to participate in a campaign to raise awareness for National Family Caregivers Month, I had to do it in honor of Jane. [Read more…]

life reimagined

4 of us in Russia

When I was a little girl, I imagined I would grow up, work in a corporate job, get married and have children. I imagined cooking for my family in our house, probably on Long Island, and going on vacations to the same tourist spots my parents took my sister and me.

What actually happened was that, although I am happily married and have two amazing kids, I hated working in corporate jobs and was totally uninterested in cooking. We never bought a house on Long Island or visited Williamsburg, Virginia or Hershey, Pennsylvania. [Read more…]