Kiss the (Tiny) Cook

Earlier this year, I became intrigued by the voice that seems to serenade us from so many of Fisher-Price’s toys and contacted the company requesting an interview. Unfortunately, the woman’s identity is a trade secret, but the company offered to send us one of their new toys gratis as a consolation prize. Knowing Lila as … Continue reading

Clever Girls Wear House of Minerva

Most people mention clothing in the same breath as food and shelter, considering it one of life’s basic necessities. At the most basic level that may be true, but I grew up in a different sort of family. Children’s clothing was my mother’s passion. She regularly read Vogue Bambini, the Vogue of children’s wear, and … Continue reading

Renegades Dislike Spinach

I am not a morning person. My preference is for lunches and dinners, not breakfasts. But the BlogHer 2012 program made Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin sounded like a compelling speaker, so I committed to waking with the roosters and commuted into Manhattan, just so that I could hear all of her 9am keynote speech. … Continue reading

Confessions of an Underwhelming Shopaholic

Teach Me How to Splurge As part of our month-long series dedicated to Women, Work & Money, Melissa Langsam Braunstein tells us about her struggles to splurge. Not too long ago, I had lunch with a college friend. When we hung out in our 20s, we’d talk about politics, office politics, and the romantic entanglements of our … Continue reading