I’ve hired a a personal chef. I know, money is tight. Times are tough. We’ve got a Bar Mitzvah coming in a little over a year. But, cooking’s never been my thing. My husband, Mark, loves to cook. He’s a great chef too. So I never bothered to force myself into culinary-improvement mode. But with [...]
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Lace up your skates, moms. It’s time to hit the aisles and go for the gold. If you’re fast and tough, you might actually secure that Justice League lunch box and water bottle your kid’s been pining for all year. Show no mercy. It’s back to school time.
I want to be the June Cleaver of sitcom fame. But I’m not. I’m more a child-laden version of Mary Richards from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Imagine me, in the middle of a snowy Minnesota roadway, tossing my infamous beret into the air and trying to catch it victoriously while also reigning in two impish little creatures who think it’s just fun to dart into the street between racing taxi cabs.
When I was growing up, children were supposed to be “seen and not heard.” We did what we were told. We went where our parents decided to go. We ate whatever our mom’s made for dinner. And if we didn’t like it, we were “given something to really cry about.”
Cut to: a generation later and the whole model has been turned upside down…
Forgive me if I sound callous or cynical, but accepting anything from anyone leaves you vulnerable and, as far as I’m concerned, vulnerability sucks.
When I was invited by Jennifer Pelczarski (Director of Public Relations) to come check out The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, immediately my mind went to the Fred Astaire movie “Blue Skies” where he danced to the tune “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” What you experience at this resort is far from the tails and spats that Astaire [...]
But then I decided that her husband was probably a personal injury attorney and that she’d end up suing me for like 18 million dollars because I somehow managed to puncture her breast implant while attempting to kick her in the teeth. It just…wasn’t worth it.
It was one of those lucky days when you open up your email and there, waiting for your reply, is an invitation. This invitation was from Kim Cole (PR Director Extraordinaire) at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. It was for a weekend at the resort with dining and a spa visit. I [...]
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