I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


How to choose a college: tips from a mom & daughter

March 11, 2014

If you want to know how to choose a college, maybe my daughter and I can help. BOTH of us are here to share what we went through to find […]

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‘Gravity,’ Sandra Bullock, fear & getting what you want

March 4, 2014

Sandra Bullock knows about fear. She’s had to deal with a cheating husband, divorce, single motherhood, aging,¬†adoption. I’m not sure how losing out on the 2014 Oscar for Best Actress […]

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Clearing gutters in a snowstorm & more, with photos

February 14, 2014

Ugh, the endless snowstorms! I can find a life lesson in almost anything. But this is one I would’ve preferred to skip. Still, I am learning. The takeaway: Be thoughtful […]

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3 ways to get richer in the Year of the Horse 2014

February 3, 2014

This is the year that I makeover my finances by transitioning away from credit cards. So bye-bye, plastic. Hello, cash. This new strategy has also been kinda painful. To my […]

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Scenes from my summer

July 9, 2013

I almost didn’t write this post because I’m so, so tired! But blogging is about being in the messiness of the moment. So here’s the latest on my book, which […]

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Five ways to build my brand as the journalARTist™

May 22, 2013

Was that really me the other night? Me, lugging a big drawing pad to a packed lecture hall at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism! I was there for an […]

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I just quit my job in a bad economy. Yes, really.

May 6, 2013

After 16 months of full-time journalism, I am now officially unemployed. Never ever before have I quit a job without lining up a new gig. And so begins the next […]

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