Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Essays

Hello! Guess what today is? It's 17 more days until school starts again! (And also 17 more days until I turn 40, but in our home the former is the bigger deal). This summer has been a ... kind of weird one. Nothing particularly challenging has happened in our home, though we've had some struggles… Read More

There are lots of ways to be reminded of the passing of time. The holidays are always a big reminder for me: the traditions, the family visits, the ringing in of a new year. For a long time, the beginning and end of a school year were pretty pronounced markers of time passing. Then I… Read More

As a kid, I moved around a lot. And when I wasn't moving, everyone else around me was. Such was the life of a quasi-military brat. I didn't like it — losing friends all the time, always saying good-bye, starting over. Over and over. This was all before social media and Skype and FaceTime. This… Read More

I've been seeing a lot of letters lately from women who are concerned about "looking bad," most recently in this column and this forum post. When they talk about "looking bad," they don't mean aesthetically-speaking, the way some of us might be concerned about our appearance (which is a whole other conversation about the way… Read More