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Celebration Changed Me

I had reached the end of an enormous accomplishment, and I wanted to throw a little get-together. The problem was, I was so busy trying to finish well I didn’t have time to plan my party. A few friends who’d been alongside for the journey said, let us. read more


Breathing in Those Around Us

They were sitting on a velvet green couch in the corner of a hotel where I was also staying. Sitting close, almost knee-to-knee, one with silver gray hair and red lipstick, who, even from 15 feet away, smelled like Coco Chanel perfume. read more


Mourning the loss of a friendship

This week our best friends are moving away. Far away. And I am sick about it. I can only sit here and feel the weight of this friendship being torn and taken from me. I am not in control. Of this or anything. And I hate it. read more


On Making Mom Friends

During those early years with children, making and maintaining friendships with other moms can be hard. You may feel you just don’t have time, but you need these friendships now more than ever. read more


The Myth of the Beverly Hills Housewife

I was the shy girl with second-hand clothes, permed bangs, big plastic glasses and braces. I was chased around the playground for eating jam and cheese sandwiches and soon I stopped eating altogether, because the girls were all so pretty and skinny and boys seemed to like that. read more