I’m taking a little time away from Confessions and writing over at Pixie Dust Girls. I would love it if you stopped by to say hi!

Quite a few years ago in the month of September as a young college graduate, I embarked on what would be my first “real world” job. It was with a company newly named ”Hachette Filipacchi” and it was the first step in …

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Last week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Disney Junior breakfast at BlogHer.  As you know, ANYTHING Disney has me from the get go and this was no exception. When we approached the ballroom at the Hilton, …

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My good friend Rene Syler was kind enough to feature me in her “Life Lessons” round up on Good Enough Mother right before BlogHer.  With everything going on, it’s taken until now to make note of that here.  I wrote …

BlogHer Newbie? If I could give you one piece of advice…

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Oh summer, where has the time gone?  It’s almost August and right now I am all about getting ready for BlogHer.  The annual convention of 4,000+ bloggers kicks off on Thursday in my backyard – NYC.  Over the past few months, …

 

Social Skills at Stew’s

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One of the hallmarks of people with developmental delays and those on the spectrum is a deficit when it comes to social skills.  What you and I may take for granted does not come very easily to these folks.  The …

 

BlogHer – What’s It All About, IT Girl?

Like many bloggers, I’m getting ready to attend BlogHer in my native habitat of NYC.  Looking through the Twitter stream for the conference, you would think that all BlogHer is about is parties, private and otherwise, and swag.  If you …

 

Mothers and Sons

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As a mother, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about how I am raising my son.  When he looks back on his life, and me, what will he say?  Will he think I was a good mom?  What …

 

Type A Conference Recap

I’m a few days back from Type A Con and I can’t stop thinking about what a great time I had.  I met some amazing new people that I’ve been daydreaming about connecting with.  I also had a chance to …

 

The Fantastic World of William Joyce

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One of the magic parts about BookExpo is the access to gobs and gobs of free books.  Every once in a while you pick up a gem, a book that you simply cannot put down and find yourself obsessing over …

 

Book Blogger Con Recap

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Last week, I attended the Book Blogger Conference held in conjunction with BookExpo America.  I was thrilled to be able to participate this year.  In previous years, the conference was held on the Friday after BEA, when all I want …

 

When the Hero Takes a Fall

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It’s no secret that I am a rabid reader.  I don’t read nearly as much as I wish I did, but growing up, I was seldom without a book.  And there was no reading that I got more passionate about …

 

Cruising Like a Norwegian!

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Couldn’t you use a vacation right now?  I sure could.  Unfortunately, there is none in sight until late in the summer.  Still, it’s not hard to find yourself using your spare time to stare out the window and dream about …

 

The Week in Theater

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A quick post game party report before I get bogged down in all things BookExpo. Thursday, I had the chance to see Rapture, Blister, Burn staring Amy Brenneman.  This gem of a play is being performed off-Broadway at the Playwrights …

 

Read to Me: Classroom Edition

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Last week, I pulled Soccer Girl out of school before the end of the day.  I had a good reason. She was going back to her elementary school.  Specifically to visit her 4th grade teacher who is now her brother’s …