Kids Not Welcome? Weren’t You Once A Kid?

What would you do if a place you patronized decided to ban children from going there? Would you protest if your child was not allowed to fly in first-class? Two stories where kids were banned had me shaking my head. Malaysian Airlines has recently banned children to ride in first class and a restaurant in Pennsylvania has banned children under six from dining in their restaurant. Is this really happening?... read more

Grandmothers Still Make A Difference

A few weeks ago, I came upon a article that reminded me of how crucial it is for women to be heard, especially grandmothers. In a village in Dakar, Senegal, a group of elderly women held a health session to prepare mothers-to-be about childbirth. While these women advised and talked to the younger women about what to expect before and after childbirth, There was no backbiting, no arguments, just women... read more

9/11 And My Mother’s Birthday

Sunday will be ten years since the World Trade Towers fell on 9/11. Funny how if you ask most people what they did yesterday, they don’t remember. If the next question was where were you when the Twin Towers were attacked on 9/11, they would know exactly where they were and what they were doing that day. For me, it was a typical day of shopping at Costco with my then two year old daughter, minding my... read more

Life After Irene

As Hurricane Irene has moved on and is now just a memory, no one can vouch more than I of the mark that Irene has left on so many people. When Irene first came into focus as a possible threat, I don’t believe that people took Irene seriously. I, for one, didn’t think that it would be the Hurricane that it became. As the days of rain and wind started to get worse, my family and I decided to... read more

New School, New Perspectives

As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, I try not to panic as the thought of the upcoming school year looms quickly upon me. While my family and I had a great summer and we took family trips, some planned and one due to Hurricane Irene, I am excited and nervous about this school year. Most of my angst can be attributed to my daughter attending a new school. While I know that middle school is huge for most... read more