A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

When my daughter was born, my mother gave me a comb that my grandmother Ella (born Esther) had given her. That comb, it turned out, had great history attached to it. My mother first found the comb in my grandmother’s jewelry box Continue reading A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

October ushers in not only high pollen counts but the hugely anticipated and often dreaded homecoming dance. Non-stop chatter regarding the “right” dress, the “right” date, the “right” group, the “right” after-party—and all the wrong values—float in the air like Continue reading Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

To Cruise or Not To Cruise? (Published In The Huffington Post)

We’re not what I would refer to as “professional cruisers” — those couples or families who cruise frequently and know the ins and outs of everything that floats. In fact, we’ve only been on two cruises. Our first, was several Continue reading To Cruise or Not To Cruise? (Published In The Huffington Post)

3 Tips For Traveling With Teens (Published In The Huffington Post)

My husband and I have always loved traveling together. Who knew that backpacking through Europe on a dime is an excellent way to test pre-marital compatibility! Letting go of inhibitions and germaphobia were key when we shared a couchette (sleeping Continue reading 3 Tips For Traveling With Teens (Published In The Huffington Post)

My Vagina Monologue: What I Learned From My Huffington Post Debut

My exercise class was about to begin when I got the email from the HuffPost blog team letting me know that my article was published (5 Things People Ask When They Find Out I’m Married To A Gynecologist). I spent Continue reading My Vagina Monologue: What I Learned From My Huffington Post Debut