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Mother's Day was always a challenge for me. I'm excited to have an article I've written about it published by BookTrib. Would love to hear from you how you celebrate (or don't). As a young adult, I spent more time than most pondering the selection of Mother’s Day...read more
Oh, how I love social media! It allowed Jeffrey Shaw and me to reconnect after many, many years. He'd seen mention of my upcoming memoir Too Much of Not Enough on LinkedIn and promptly messaged me about sitting for an interview. Jeffrey has created an enormous...read more
The book is out, readings are beginning, and I'm in a heightened state of joy, but also craziness. For the past few days I've been truly whacko. I made a black bean soup that called for canned chipotle peppers in a hot sauce which I dutifully added to the recipe. Only...read more
Can you imagine conducting a seminar in China? For weeks before flying to Shanghai, my friend and colleague Rebecca Welz was abuzz with excitement and joy in preparation for hers. She'd been invited by her student at Pratt Institute to conduct a workshop in China...read more
La Leche League began in 1956, only 18 years before I became a member. I am forever grateful to the mothers who formed that group for the sake of supporting and uplifting women who choose to breastfeed their babies. I attended my first meeting in May, 1974, late in my...read more
In less than two weeks my new book Too Much of Not Enough will be published and I will enter a new realm, kinda like being in the 9th month of pregnancy. Though I've been carrying this baby for nearly five years, and it feels way overdue. Have you ever noticed that as...read more
What a gift to hear these words from my beloved and long-term client Susan Beallor Snyder: "I actually know what I want, what makes me happy. I am so at peace, so at home. I know what my purpose is: to create art and to bring beauty into the world." Susan and I have...read more
The Women's Media Group (WMG) provides content-rich programming that I am fully taking advantage of. If you're a writer of any kind, this info will be useful to you. At last week's noon hour event entitled Beyond the Book: How Authors, Publishers and Agents are...read more
The last time I was in this big a professional transition was the early 2000's when I declared that I would no longer be decorating eggs. After 30+ years as The Egg Lady - a name I always hated, but respected because it was memorable - I let go of being a craft artist...read more
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