What “Gone Girl” Can Teach Us about Birthday Traditions

“Gone Girl” and my son’s recent 13th birthday have something in common.  Beyond handsome leading men (admittedly, I’m biased), a central plot element to both the movie and birthdays in our house is a scavenger hunt. In the movie (remarkably faithful to the book by Gillian Flynn), one of the first scenes shows a treasure […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Birthdays Rock

Some people groan when their birthday rolls around, but not me.  I love birthdays!  Here’s why: 1.     The most important people in your life take the time to remember you in ways big and small.   I was lucky enough to receive phone calls, texts, Facebook posts, lunch invitations, a party and, in a first, […]