I'm the writer. My search for the sweet life began in the ninth grade
when my English teacher refused to let me work as an investigative
reporter on our school newspaper. Instead, she assigned me the
gossip/advice column. I became "Dear Gabby." She said I talked too much.
After that, it was a short trip to a career in writing, a ride on the
Mommy Track and a search for better role models and a more balanced
life. I hope to pass along what I've learned.
I'm married, have two daughters and a black-and-white dog that acts
like a cat.
I'm the businesswoman. Until my twenties, I lived in southern
California where you could still find orange groves and avocado trees
on the hillsides but hardly any traffic or smog. One day, my
girlfriend and I packed up my Volkswagen bug, and we headed off to see
the world. We only got as far as Chicago.
For the last twenty years, I've balanced home, family, a
business, volunteering, two horses, one dog and three cats. Even for an
overachiever like myself, life was too hectic, so when Linda approached
me with this idea, it took me two nanoseconds to join in.