My dear friend, Robin Spielberg, has typed college papers for me, held my hand when I broke up with various boyfriends, let me sleep on her couch, and in 1989 loaned me her last twenty bucks. She is a pianist, composer, actress and in her latest incarnation; author. I thought I knew her intimately, but Read MoreTagged in: adults, books and tea, giveaway
Today, at age 15, Jacob Barnett is recognized as a genius. But when he was two, experts believed he would never even learn to read. It also seemed doubtful that he would speak. Kristine Barnett’s memoir The Spark (released in April 2013) tells the story of her refusal to accept the standard therapy for her son’s autism and attempt to draw him out by responding to his interests in math, physics, and astronomy. Read More
“Maybe not being guilty wasn’t the same as being innocent.” For Sadie Windas, the line between innocence and guilt is so faint; it is hard to see the difference.
Sadie’s journey of self discovery begins with the kind of decision no good kid should have to make, whether or not to take the fall for her sister’s wrongdoing. Read More
Ok, I admit it, I didn’t read 5O Shades of Grey. It’s not that I’m a culture snob, I’ve watched my share of Real Housewives and I’ve lost an embarrassing amount of time to googling Honey Boo Boo clips. There was one season I got secretly hooked on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker. When my husband took our son to a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, I was glad it was only four days, otherwise, I might have been found Read More
I thought that I was doing alright in this mommy-gig. I gave tough love to my big boy when he got in trouble in school for wiggling around rather than concentrating. I do my best to build my boys’ self esteem by reminding them that they are smart – every day. I encourage the boys to believe that they are the best. And according to Lisa Bloom and her latest book “Swagger”, I am setting my boys up on the road to failure.
Let me explain. Read More