“Dear Mom”: A Letter From Your Baby Boomer Daughter on Mother’s Day

Dear Mom, You are the reason I am who I am.  I learned so much about being a mom from watching you.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that oftentimes you were making it up as you went along, situation by situation, daughter by daughter.  There really is no “how to be a …

My Smartphone and Me: It’s Not Just Millennials Who Are Hooked

I admit that I, like many others today from Gen Z to Baby Boomers,  am attached to my smartphone.  I actually suffer some anxiety when I don't have it with me, or can't get to it when I hear it buzzing, alerting me of a notification or text message. The fact that I can do …

No Regrets About Being A Helicopter Parent

I'm far from being a parenting expert.  I can only speak to my experiences raising three children, but I think helicopter parenting sometimes gets a bad rap. Of course, you shouldn't attend your adult child's job interview, or call his/her boss regarding a bad performance review!  Ultimately we all want our children to grow up …

How My Appearance Affects My Daily Commute

Like it or not, every day we are judged by how we look, how we dress, how we carry ourselves. I’m a Millennial living and working in New York for just over a year.  I make the commute from Long Island to Manhattan every day and a large portion of my time and paycheck is …

Do You Still Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Just like the spoon full of black-eyed peas I force down every year for good luck, I've always made a half-hearted attempt at a few New Year's resolutions.  For me, these resolutions have been your typical self-improvement goals like "lose weight".  And like most of us, I've failed at keeping the resolutions by the middle …

Generational Shifts Have Helped Fuel Global Conversations About Sexual Harassment

It has become a movement! We are hearing more and more women speaking out about sexual harassment.  This genie is not going back into the bottle!  I'm feeling excited that  Generation X and Millennial women are leading the way, feeling empowered to stand up and speak out against this full blown epidemic. Sexual harassment has …

Civility And Courtesy Shouldn’t Be Optional. Our Children Are Watching.

Civility and courtesy, the outward expressions of human decency, are the proverbial glue that holds society together- qualities that are more important than ever in today's complex and changing world.  Emily Post's Etiquette, 19th Edition I have been so disheartened by the lack of civility we are witnessing from the Oval Office these days.  What …