What If The Day You Were Born Didn’t Exist?

I will start out by saying that each and every adoption story is different. Some have beautiful joyous outcomes, and others do not. This story that I share in brief below is my mother’s story. It highlights some of her feelings, and the feelings that I have felt while bearing witness to her life for… read more

A Health and Wellness Dynamic Duo

I don’t know about all of you, but after the holidays I felt a major health and wellness slump approaching. I had eaten many foods I am intolerant of, had WAY too much sugar, and was having trouble sleeping. Needless to say, I was thrilled to join in for just over a week of detoxing… read more

Parenting Well: Understanding Our Adolescent Girls

I must admit, our holiday break in Vermont was pretty heavenly. Lots of time outdoors skiing and hiking, and very little time plugged into my phone or computer. BUT now that I am back at my desk and thinking about the months ahead, I am getting really excited to write and share more with you… read more

Beautycounter for Teens

Another great one for the tweens and teens in your life. Over at my place we’ve finally hit the age where one of my children is asking for make up and face products for Christmas. (Yes, my first little person is on her way to adulthood. Creeping, but still on her way…) I’ve said before… read more

Great Girl Gift: Rowan

People! While there is a lot of love and peace in this season, it’s also the season of mayhem and chaos as we rush around trying to find just the right gift for each and every person we love. If you’ve got a girl, and she’s got her ears pierced (or wants to in the… read more

Best Books: Here We Are

It has been far too long since I have done a children’s book review, so today I present to you Here We Are. And since books are amongst my favorite gifts to give children – this one is perfect as a Christmas gift. And it is especially good for the parents of a new baby…. read more

Our Favorite Face Paint

‘Tis the season! If face painting is in your future this Halloween season, it’s not too late to order and use this face paint by Go Green. I found it 4 years ago and keep it in my office. As a mother of three I have been shocked by how often I have needed face… read more

Fall Inspiration

Great Business: Above and Beyond

All right gang! Just me here with another PSA about a great business started by friends. If you have been hanging around these parts since I started writing six years ago, you know I really dig on women and their second acts. I new career path, a smart much-needed small business, a new artistic venture… read more

Great Non-Profit: Carver Center

The absolute best part of my job (Pless Productions) is getting to know amazing non-profits when I work with them on telling their story through video. When a friend introduced my business to the Carver Center in Port Chester I was thrilled to learn that just across the street from the Capitol Theater, there is… read more