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Publication Day! I Leapt!

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...

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Wednesday Women to Watch For: Rebecca Welz

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...

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La Leche League Was Foundational to My Maturity

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...

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Satisfaction vs. Achievement

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...

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Wednesday Women to Watch For: Susan Beallor Snyder

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...

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Hey, Authors! This is for You!

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...

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Make Way for the New

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...

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