An Interview with Chief

Marking the occasion of our 30th anniversary with a test—I mean questionnaire.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Hint: It involves the art of the Gin and Tonic.

Feeling Lucky

I was at party, recently, engaged in a conversation with some acquaintances I hadn’t seen in a while when I saw him walking up. He came right up to me and stopped.

The Glamorous Life

If you have recently read any of the headlines aimed at us women, you will just accept as fact that once you turn the big 5-0 you are dead to the rest of the world.

Brain Freeze

By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown

Mom’s Confessions

I know that as moms, we are not supposed to have a favorite. But let’s be honest—we also know that we do.

Daydream Believer

I always have enjoyed a little flirting. And April is the biggest flirt of all.

Fit to be Tired

I received a Fitbit for a Christmas present (I’m still trying to figure out the message behind that one), and it’s trying to kill me.

Forbidden Love

I remember my first time. I was alone in my bedroom, and I was nervous and scared. After all, it had always been made explicitly clear to me—in the vaguest of terms—that something terrible would happen to me if I ever did anything like what I was about to do.


Usually, at the beginning of each month, I decide on a new word that is going to be my “Word of the Month.” This month, my new word is joinaphobia.

The $3,000 Gingerbread House

I guess I’m just a sucker for kits: painting kits, make-your-own-candle kits, scrapbook kits, compost kits, you name it—if it has the word “kit” in it, it just sounds like fun. I guess that could explain why one Christmas several years ago I bought into the idea of a make-your-own-gingerbread-house kit.