Crossroads: Choosing the Path to Ignorance

January 25, 2015 by Nancy Weber


At one fork in her life’s road, our resident contrarian, Nancy Weber, took the wrong path—and, of course, she relishes telling us about her life-altering mistake.

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Molly Fisk on Keeping Secrets

January 24, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

I want grocery aisles and church pews and minor-league baseball bleachers to fill with the sound of spilled secrets. Tell them all, and then take a deep breath. No guilt allowed.

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Molly Fisk: A Whiter Shade of Pale

January 17, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

A complicated morning for our Molly.

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Molly Fisk on Crying

January 10, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

I don’t think I’m losing my mind. I just get overwhelmed for no reason by the urge to cry.
Maybe this is one of the functions of women my age: It’s our job to cry the unshed tears for whatever needs to be mourned.

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Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year

January 9, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Resolve: Not to die (loved ones included). And there shall be absolutely no talking about body parts at dinner.

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Molly Fisk: Give Me a Break!

January 3, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

I wrestle with the strangely compelling idea that I deserve some sort of break. I don’t know if this is because I’m white, or American, or was raised upper-middle class, or all of the above, but it comes over me quickly, and with great force.

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Twerking, Flirting, Pole Dancing: Dr. Pat Reflects on the Vows She Made Last Year

January 1, 2015 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

“I chose a great many ‘age inappropriate’ resolutions as my focus for 2014, and made some changes in my life . . . but also found that wishing it so won’t necessarily make it so. And sometimes that isn’t such a bad thing.”

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Molly Fisk: Pick a Word for the Year

January 1, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

In January, we should be sitting in front of the fire reading books or dozing, like the big mammals we are. Choosing a word for the year doesn’t go against the seasonal requirements of our inner grizzly.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2014 by Roz Warren


New Year’s Eve plans, from the exultant (“Getting married on New Year’s Eve has long been a dream of ours that finally came together”) to the sour (“I make it my mission to go to bed before the ball drops.”)

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Molly Fisk on the Languorous Lull

December 27, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

What this time of year always makes me think of is the lull in those old black-and-white French movies after a torrid sex scene, when the two lovers lean back into their pillows and light cigarettes.

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Molly Fisk on Moral Fiber

December 20, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

“I secretly sneered at other procrastinators, arguing inside my head that MY tendency to “do things at the last minute” was a creative maneuver, not just sloth or poor time management, as theirs was.”

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The World According to Weber: My Grandmother Rosalie and the Season’s Coziest Cookbook

December 16, 2014 by Nancy Weber


By Nancy Weber

In “The Pollan Family Table” you’re apt to find clues to a childhood culinary treasure that was never codified, that you’ve hungered after for decades. That’s where my grandmother comes in.

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Molly Fisk: The Art of the Well-Lit Lawn

December 13, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

Get your family out of the house and into the car where they can’t escape togetherness. Tool around your own neighborhood, and then pass by the houses of your friends and your kids’ friends. Oooh! and aaah! over the lights you find. People risk their lives putting those reindeer on the roof, for Pete’s sake!

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Parenting Is a Joke

December 6, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

Thanks to Twitter, when an amateur comic who is also a parent cracks a good joke, the world listens! And if you need a good laugh, you should, too. Check out this sampling of the best wit, wisdom, and wisecracks from “The Big Book of Parenting Tweets.”

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November 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The scents, the songs, the family traditions, the quirky (but lovable) guests—these are life-enriching deposits in our memory banks. We asked “Women’s Voices” writers to look back over the years and share with us the Thanksgiving reflections that make them smile.

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