Unwitting Prey-How My Split Second Instincts Saved Me From My Attacker

He targeted me the moment I sat down. Did I look like easy prey as I was rushing to work? Unaware of him at first, I sat down and took out my phone to listen to music on the way uptown. As the express five train left the hustle of Manhattan on that beautiful summer … More Unwitting Prey-How My Split Second Instincts Saved Me From My Attacker

The Other Mother-Confronting An Abusive Parent and Why It Is Your Business

Her words were so cruel I thought I must have heard wrong. I was rushing through Target to get some inexpensive flip-flops to wear around the house and had just begun scanning the shoe aisle when I first heard her voice. Her words, dripping with hate, seemed to fall without hesitation from her mouth. “Shut … More The Other Mother-Confronting An Abusive Parent and Why It Is Your Business

Breaking The Silence-The Importance Of Talking To Our Children About Loss

Death was all around me. The first time was when I was seven years old and the phone rang at 2AM disrupting our family’s peaceful sleep with that shrill non-stop ring. It was as if the phone was screaming “get up and answer this call, now.” Nothing good ever comes from a 2AM phone call. … More Breaking The Silence-The Importance Of Talking To Our Children About Loss

The Truth About Parenting When You’ve Lost A Parent Of Your Own

It was our last hurrah, only I didn’t know it then. For my twenty-first birthday, after I had the traditional night of going out and partying with my college friends, my father planned an amazing family celebration. He got tickets to a play I really wanted to see, he invited my mom (they divorced years … More The Truth About Parenting When You’ve Lost A Parent Of Your Own

Living A Nightmare-What NOT To Say To A Woman On Bed Rest

It was pure hell. After seeing those two pink lines on that pregnancy test and feeling all the initial excitement and joy of finding out I was a mom-to-be, it was abruptly followed by a diagnosis of a condition called Hyperemesis, (the same condition Princess Kate helped put on the map) where I endured debilitating, … More Living A Nightmare-What NOT To Say To A Woman On Bed Rest