Sheryl Sandberg, author of the famous book "Leaning In" and Facebook COO, recently opened up about the terrifying and tragic moment when she found her husband Dave Goldberg dead in a hotel gym in…her new book on grief, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy," which was released today. Her candor and vulnerability is unusual in the Age of Social Media Perfection, with many people (celebs or not) often posting beautiful photos of ultra-pretty lunches and family shots. For someone so public, it's especially refreshing, considering… >> Read More
I’m at the library with my kids on a recent rainy Sunday, and like every time I’m in a library or book store, I’m completely overwhelmed–and thrilled–by the sea of books in front of me.…Strolling the aisles, I see books I’ve read, books I want to read, books I pick up and put down for later, books I want my kids to read, books I think my mom would love, and so on. Though I know it’d be impossible to read them all in a lifetime, I still have… >> Read More
Later this week, on Earth Day actually, we have two birthday parties to attend. One party is for a boy about to turn 4 and one party is for a girl who should be turning 6.
The birthday boy will…have a party that incorporates the Earth and recycling and the environment. I suspect there will also be some sort of tractor or construction vehicle as well. There will be a crowd of grandparents, cousins, friends and family. There will be presents and cake and lots of laughter. The other party will be different. It… >> Read More
Yesterday, the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration took place in Orlando, Florida, an event which turned into a stunning tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the film…series. Fisher passed away in December 2016. George Lucas, the franchise's creator, said she could do "anything," stating: "She could hold her own against anything. She wore a dress through the whole thing, but she was the toughest one of the group. And that’s the key to Carrie being able to play that part. It was… >> Read More
Pregnancy can be a tumultuous time for the expectant woman. It’s tough to balance the management of fears amid the brimming hope that presents itself as the baby grows. It’s easy to feel pulled…by the tender strings of fleeting emotions (thanks, hormones). But there’s something else that occurs amid the constant swirl of thoughts and feelings. This the emergence of the Mother Voice: the person that the woman turns into with the birth of her child. It’s the voice that speaks from within, wondering internally—but also audibly—about who… >> Read More