Good old fashioned mommy guilt has been growing in me for the past several months. Guilt over a lot of things if I am to be totally honest. But the one thing at the top of my head is that I am not the kind of mom to bring my kids everywhere and expose them …

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I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw someone pop open a big bottle of champagne and pour the golden bubbly liquid into a tall sparkling glass, but I remember being dazzled. I pressed my warm nose up to side of the cold glass, watching the tiny bubbles dance and rise to …

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I was sitting in my local Starbucks, forcing myself to prepare for a job interview (more on that later). But my mind wandered and became fixated on the conversation that had developed just one table away from me. Initially, there┬ásat a woman glancing repeatedly at her cell phone until a swoosh of blonde and a …

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