Love Is In The Air…And The Rain…And At The Eiffel Tower and Windsor Castle

I honestly did not plan to watch the royal wedding. Nope. I knew I’d see so much replayed on the media all weekend I figured that if my body needed to sleep off Friday night cocktails and get up mid-morning, then so be it. My dog, however, had different ideas. She had me up by 6:30 a.m. just in case there was an early-bird squirrel to chase from our tiny Brooklyn backyard. (For the record, I allow squirrels and don’t see why we all can’t just get along.) With my Oprah show coffee mug in hand, I turned on the TV just in time to see the Royal family arrive at Windsor castle and instantly got... read more

You are not marrying a person, you are marrying a family

Webster's definitions of family are many but these are my two favorites. 1. a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship 2. a unit of a crime syndicate (such as the Mafia) operating within a geographical area I actually did have a Bride once who married into a crime family although... read more

Mom, It’s Not Your Wedding

Mom, before you put me in a time-out, I am not necessarily speaking about you. There are Fun Moms, Kooky Moms, Sincere Moms, Sappy Moms…the list is endless. In truth, I’m actually talking about a transitional period in a mother and daughter’s life. Working in the bridal industry for almost a quarter century I’m pretty certain qualifies me as a family therapist. I’ve seen every dynamic possible in a mother/ daughter relationship. I do not have enough time to share them all (someday I’ll write a book), but for now I’ll share my best and worst experiences... read more