"I don't really have any answers, as I know that I have more than I can reasonably do, especially during the winter disease season that eats chunks of my time and simultaneously makes my children need me even more. I do know that hearing about other moms' (especially those I admire) struggles with the same issues helps me realize that this may be more a matter of all of us having too much to do, rather than being a personal failing on my part. That really helps."
At this time of year we're bombarded with bright lights, holiday cheer, images of perfect families with their perfect children, and an expectation that we are going to make everything just right to create the perfect memories to last a lifetime. Does this make anyone else feel a little twitchy?
The first thing that strikes you upon entering is how Bertie's combines the best of a classic ice cream shop — clean white lines, the unmistakable silver of the milkshake machines, and counters with stools you can spin around on. This classic atmosphere is more than skin deep, though. Every aspect of Bertie's shows it is a well cared for, local, family business.
Whether everyone is happily stuffed with turkey and simply wants to set their brains to neutral, or whether everyone is so over talking to each other and needs something to stare at, there's a Thanksgiving TV episode for every situation.
If the fashion industry had its way, we'd all buy new handbags for every event and change of season. As a handbag designer, I wouldn't object to that; but for most people, if they're going to change out bags, spring/summer and fall/winter are the main times to mix things up. Part of my job is keeping an eye on the trends of suppliers and other bag makers. Here are some of the trends I've seen for this season.
Every season has its challenges for skin care, and summer is no different. How do you moisturize, deal with sweat and oil, protect your skin from the sun, and look "fresh" without using 15...
I am obsessed with bags and textiles. Luckily, it's my job, so my obsession is my work! I've loved watching the new trends coming out from both the major fashion houses and small, independent...
Happy New Year? This whole celebrating the New Year with excitement, vim, and vigor has never resonated with me. Are you kidding me? After the holidays, I feel like I just ran a marathon....
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