Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! And happy birthday to me — I’m 41 today, eek. I got a massage today and a manicure, and I’m having a taco dinner with my fam tonight and dinner out with friends tomorrow to celebrate, and I’m feeling very loved, incredibly fortunate and — ok, I’ll say it — “blessed,” but… Read More

Last week we took a family trip to Chicago and we had so much fun. Chicago is where I was living when Drew and I met, before I moved here to be with him, and I go back about twice a year, usually on my own for friends’ weekends. (Most of my pals do not… Read More

Happy Friday! And happy August. I can’t believe this summer is half over already. Kids on the West Coast will be going back to school in the next week or so, which seems crazy to me (here in NYC, public school starts after Labor Day). But it’s been a good summer so far and I’m… Read More

I hope everyone had a great week. We just got back yesterday from visiting my parents in Missouri. That’s a picture from a moonshine distillery, Copper Run, nestled deep in the Ozarks, about ah hour from where my parents live, where I like to while away a few hours on a lazy afternoon when I’m… Read More

Today is Joanie’s second birthday. I can hardly believe two years have flown by since she made her grand entrance (as they say about parenthood: the days are long, but the years are short). In other ways, it feels Joanie has always been here, always been a part of our family, always had a space… Read More