life balance, Wine and Wanderlust

Life balance

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

I just moved my daughter into our new townhouse where she’ll be living. Alone. At 19. It’s a beautiful home but I’m afraid I’ve transformed it into a scene from “A Beautiful Mind”. There are sticky notes everywhere. 21 to be exact. They’re on kitchen […]

50 is the new 90 in California

50 is the new 90 in California

I’ve had a revelation after living in California for just one week. I am an old fart. It all started with the spectacle that is the original Muscle Beach near the Santa Monica Pier. I watched dozens of scantily-clad Millennials doing what appeared to be […]

Feeling Meh? Free Indulgences to Lift Your Mood

Feeling Meh? Free Indulgences to Lift Your Mood

When I’m in a funk, I find that even the littlest things can perk me up. When I worked in Washington, DC and was having a bad day, I would go to one of the upscale furriers and try on expensive fur coats (long before […]

The Art of the Family Dinner

The Art of the Family Dinner

  If there’s one thing that was important to me as a parent, it was having dinner together as a family every night. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has done extensive research on the importance of family dinners […]

California Girl

California Girl

Wow! July promises to be a pretty exciting month for me! Let’s see…it’s my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to embrace my free spirit and addiction to adventure than to move to California! Yup! The hubs got a new job so we’re […]

My stint in rehab

My stint in rehab

Recently, I spent a week at rehab. Yes, I do love my wine but it’s not what you think. I was with my 78-year-old mother who had knee replacement surgery helping her rehabilitate and build strength. I have to say, the experience changed my entire […]



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