Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Program notes

Jackson and me, Mother’s Day, 2012. This weekend is Mother’s Day, and while for me it’s a happy day I enjoy, I keep in my thoughts all the women for whom this day can be challenging to get through. I’m also thinking about the brand new moms out there — the ones who will be… Read More

It came to my attention over the weekend that there’s some confusion about the role of the forum moderator. For the record, Kate, whom many of you know as a longtime and frequent DW commenter with an amazing memory for details, has been a volunteer forum moderator for a couple years. She is not an… Read More

After this morning’s column, how about something a little more cheerful and heartwarming, huh? Today I received emails from two of the teachers who participated in our annual holiday book drive late last month. This week they passed along the books to their students, and I thought you’d enjoy reading what the teachers had to… Read More

Update: All the books have now been purchased and the registries are 100% fulfilled! Thank you so much for your generosity, everyone! Update #3: As of 5:30 AM, Wednesday, all by 12 books have been purchased from the teachers’ registries. Please check Alison’s and Ogo’s registries and help reach our goal of every book being… Read More


I’m taking a couple days off from posting to enjoy time with family in the Midwest. The forums are open for business though if you need your fix of daily drama, advice, and chit chat. And if you’re newish here or haven’t already read every single post ever published, here are a few good ones… Read More