When I was pregnant with my first child, I was the Beauty Director of Cosmopolitan magazine—a fun job, but also a demanding one, that often started with business breakfasts at 8 a.m. and ended with cocktail parties at 8 p.m. I will never forget the fear I had as I was reaching the end of...Read More >
My daughter Amelia had a horrible experience the first time she went to summer camp. It wasn’t the camp’s fault. It was mine. I was rushed (as usual) with figuring out a plan and signed her up for a day camp that was popular with some other kids in her school without really thinking about what...Read More >
Do you ever unintentionally overschedule yourself? I signed myself and Amelia up to volunteer at a men’s overnight shelter in our neighborhood on the same day that I also said I’d host one of her Brownie Troop meets. Of course, I didn’t even realize this when I was making those commitments. While I was thinking...Read More >
This morning was Parents As Learning Partners in Amelia’s school, where parents get to spend first period inside the classroom working with their kids. Today’s project: Learning about the illustrious life of Theodor Seuss Geisel. All the kids were bragging about how many Dr. Seuss books they own and which lines they know by...Read More >
Every February, my whole family has fun planning our annual Oscars party. Although I’d love to invite everyone, we’re limited by the physical space constraints of our house. Instead, I thought I’d share our family secrets on how to throw an Oscars party.
1. Make your theme colors Black & Gold–plates, tablecloths and chargers.
How many precious baby clothes have you either received as a baby gift or splurged on in a moment of new-mommy euphoria, only to realize a few months later that your child never got a chance to wear it because she/he grew so fast? Annoying! That is exactly what happened with this gorgeous Tory Burch...Read More >
I cringe when I think about how much sugar my kids consumed over the holidays. From the first gingerbread house making party in early December to our recent cookie bake-athon during the Polar Vortex, Amelia and Lucy have had some sort of sugary treat every day. It’s time for a sugar detox!
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I’m always seriously impressed by working mothers who not only stay two steps ahead at work while raising their family, but who also find the time to meaningfully give back by supporting charities that matter to them. Dianne Vavra, Senior VP Press Relations, Dior Beauty, is at the top of my list in this category....Read More >