The Barre Effect

Is it ballet? Dance? Pilates? Yoga? Turns out barre formats can be all of the above.

Table Manners

Pooping in a park in broad daylight? Refusing to get in the car until a hot Brazilian nanny kisses them goodbye? Being inappropriately affectionate with their principal? These are just a few of the parenting challenges I’ve faced with my identical twin boys in their ten years so far, but dining etiquette tops the list.

Mothers of Invention

What are some of your favorite products and services? Do you ever stop to think about whether they’re local or come from women owned businesses?

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Foodies In The Woods

I am not a foodie. I have food poisoned myself, realized after six months in a new condo that the oven didn’t work, and over-cooked canned chowder so badly it exploded like foam out of a fire extinguisher on lifting the pot lid.

Wine Tasting 101

At the university I attended, there was a school of hotel management. One of the most popular courses amongst non-hotel students was “Introduction to Wines.” We liberal arts and engineering majors snickered like fifth graders taking a second grade spelling test. Rumor had it you sat in a huge lecture hall and sampled wines all afternoon. How hard could that be?