Putting the Sexy Back in Minivans

You might have read here that I am on a quest to bring the minivan back. I’ve been rocking my Town & Country rental all week. Since I started driving my shiny white beauty following a little run-in with a tractor-trailer, I’ve started thinking a lot about – given all the vehicle’s bells and whistles,Read more…

Museum of the Fairly Ordinary Life

There’s a house around the corner from us, set along a busy thoroughfare running through town, which has had stacks of books piled up on an enclosed porch in front for as long as I can remember. The entrance is lined with curtained windows through which passersby can see mountains of books surrounding the room,Read more…

Three is a Magic Number

For those keeping track, I locked the keys inside my shiny, white minivan rental Friday night, bringing the number of not-so-great things that have happened to me this month to a total of three (well, four if you count that whole Kelly Corrigan wild goose chase). So, as these types of things tend to happenRead more…

One Mom Tries to Make Sense of Guns After Newtown Shooting

I have always enjoyed group activities with large groups of women. Over the years, I’ve learned to knit, trained for triathlons, talked about a lot of books and drank plenty of wine in the company of women. And while I’m more than comfortable going cross country skiing or traveling to a desert spa with aRead more…

The Girls

Between us, we have 19 kids, 9 weddings, 3 ex-husbands, 2 boyfriends, over 25 years of memories and a lot of opinions. Since we met as students at the University of Delaware in the mid-80s, our gang of 8 friends has come a long way from our days of sitting around dorm rooms and sororityRead more…