The idea that moms can "have it all" is toxic. And Randi Zuckerberg — CEO of Zuckerberg Media, accomplished author, and mom of two, and, yes, sister of Mark — knows this.
In her new book, Pick…Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day), she outlines how to be an effective "lopsided" person. Essentially: Every day, you're not going to be able to be fully present for everything on your plate, which can be broadly categorized as Family, Work, Health, Friends, and that elusive state known as Sleep. So instead,… >> Read More
There are very few Gen Xers who can’t sing along, word for word, with Lisa Loeb’s 1994 hit song, “Stay (I Missed You).” It became the soundtrack for a generation, a sweetly poignant tribute…to the complexities of holding on to love while trying to figure out who we were. In the two decades-plus since the song was released, Loeb has done so much: She’s built up a multi-faceted career that encompasses music, film, television, voice-over work, and children’s recordings. She’s put out multiple albums — including the Grammy-winning… >> Read More
Jessica Zitter is a Jewish mother, doctor, and author of “Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life.” The book details her journey from believing that technology should be used…to save a patient at all costs to a more nuanced approach that prioritizes a terminally ill patients’ values and preferences when making care decisions. Using individual patient stories as a backdrop, Zitter explores how doctors, patients, and families can work together to understand the range of treatment options and potential outcomes in order to… >> Read More
Stephanie Wittels Wachs was changing her baby's diaper in the bathroom of the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston in February 2015 when she got a call from an unknown number in Los…Angeles. This is how Wachs learns her brother, comedian Harris Wittels, died of a heroin overdose at age 30. She relays the story, in painful detail, in the opening pages of her memoir, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss. Harris, writes Wachs, "was the success story every Jewish mother… >> Read More
Mara Wilson knows a thing or two about the excitement of storytelling. Though she's most famous for starring in the beloved film Matilda — based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book of the same…name — Wilson is a writer, too. You could say her entire life revolves around the magic of books. So it's fitting that Wilson, 30, is judging Roald Dahl Estate's Imaginormous Challenge Writing Contest for children. The contest is unique because it isn't about writing the perfect story — rather, it's about having a wonderful idea for… >> Read More