Mia Blecher lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC with her husband, two children, two cats (Mango and Chutney), and several fish. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, worked as a White House intern, and served in the Peace Corps (Fiji). After working hard to build her beautiful family, Mia considers herself lucky to work part-time in her family's consulting business and full-time at home with her family.
"Frozen" has a couple of different meanings for us. Of course it's the über-popular Disney movie that our daughter is obsessed with. But “frozen” also touches our lives in a deeply personal and…important way. We just got our annual bill for the continued freezing of our embryos. I'm not sure what costs our already frozen embryos really generate, but I guess the facility has to maintain cryopreservation equipment, have staff on hand for periodic monitoring, etc. But the charge is not insignificant. Anyway, the question we face… >> Read More
You might say that family business is my family's business. My great grandfather owned a five-and-dime store, one of my grandfathers owned a bowling alley, and my other grandfather owned a few…grocery stores and fast food stalls. So it's not very surprising that my father is also an entrepreneur. Though he got a PhD in economics, he soon after moved his family back east and returned to the family business, which at the time was fried chicken--the very best fried chicken. Some of my earliest childhood… >> Read More
My husband and I bought cemetery plots today. We are both only 42 years old and (thank God) in good health, but we are trying to do the responsible thing. My parents purchased plots when they were…around the same age and we figured it's always smart to prepare for the future. Unfortunately, there were no available spaces right next to our family plots, but we were pleased to find a nice spot just a short distance down the pathway. In some ways, the location is probably just right--close to my parents… >> Read More