Resisting the Blues—Like a Boss

  I stepped over to my manager's cube and announced my depression. It occurred to me yesterday morning before heading into work, all slumped against my pillow with TODAY and a mug of coffee, that this persistent weight of sadness even Hoda can't cheer away is simple, unmistakable, good ole fashioned "feeling depressed." And searching … Continue reading Resisting the Blues—Like a Boss

Found Wonder: Parenting Teens Can Be Downright Astonishing

Dear Moms and Dads of Tiny Ones, Less blog post than Sunday snapshot of my life, this here message is a note of encouragement to parents covered in applesauce and urine and floating through the bodily fluid era of parenting. It feels like this, too, will not pass, and as aggravating as it can be, it's a precious … Continue reading Found Wonder: Parenting Teens Can Be Downright Astonishing

College Search Fun: Dirty Dirty Hippies, Elephant Girls and Walmart Oh My!

There is enough hilarious college slam content in the ether to start a blog devoted to candid student reviewery. But who has time? Some of my favorites today, from Students Review, offer balance to the admissions polish. Oberlin (Boy and I just visited and were wowed by the art museum—Monet, Hopper, Arbus and antiquities—and a phenomenal … Continue reading College Search Fun: Dirty Dirty Hippies, Elephant Girls and Walmart Oh My!

A Pleasant Day to Be My Kids: How To Throw Off An Abductor—Make A Scene

I don't know what it is about being sick that sends the mind into the dark places, but moments ago as I drove home my sweet innocent, exercise-flushed daughter from her bball game, and my son from the dropping off library materials (Citizen Kane blu-ray and some evolution art book), it occurred to me that … Continue reading A Pleasant Day to Be My Kids: How To Throw Off An Abductor—Make A Scene