A woman holding a dog.

In Pets We Trust


WE CALL THEM OUR BABIES and sometimes even call ourselves their mama. Yep, we’re talking about our pets—who for many folks are family. But…

A collage of black and white photos.

The Sandwich Generation


BETH WAGNER-HIETPAS INVOKES THE FORTITUDE and patience of the Serenity Prayer each morning, before she begins her busy day, which is spent caring for…

A group of friends having dinner together.

Dinner with Friends


Last year, as I planned my 2014 New Year’s resolutions, I thought about ways to exercise more and eat better—the usual, declared many Januarys…