Our 40's--when we have the confidence, the connections and the tolerance for risk--are fertile ground for new growth.
-Mary Lou Quinlan

Salute to Secretaries

by lesliedinaberg on April 24, 2013

Offices aren’t what they used to be. When I was a kid, my dad–and everybody else’s dad that I knew–had a secretary. She was always very nice and had candy on her desk, plus she answered his phone, ran his errands, kept his calendar and knew where he was all the time, even when my […]

My 100th Column

by lesliedinaberg on April 23, 2013

Writing 100 columns sounds like a big deal, doesn’t it? You’d think my editor would have thrown me a party or at least bought me a candy bar or something. I started writing this column right after Koss started kindergarten. When he had his 100th day of kindergarten, they had a big celebration and all […]

My Gym Diary

by lesliedinaberg on April 23, 2013

The Weight Watchers theory is that writing down what you eat can make you lose weight, so I decided to keep a going-to-the-gym-diary to help me get in better shape. Here is what happened my first seven (non-consecutive) days at the gym. Day 1- Feel That Credit Card Burn Like most new endeavors, getting in […]

The Amazing Adventures of Danger Boy and Wimpy Mom

by lesliedinaberg on April 8, 2013

I stared up at Koss in amazement, as he confidently donned his bike helmet and harness to climb Gibraltar Rock. He looked so little, just a wisp of a boy, yet so excited and sure of himself. I couldn’t help but be impressed. Then I looked down at Rattlesnake Canyon 150 feet below, and almost […]

My Destination Vacation

by lesliedinaberg on April 6, 2013

While most of Santa Barbara was schussing down the slopes at Mammoth or slathering on the sunscreen in Hawaii, I spent my spring break on a guilt trip, once again. I’m a creature of habit and guilt trips are definitely my vacation destination of choice. Well, not exactly “choice.” I’d rather be drinking upside down […]