What are your plans for this weekend? We're flying to Chicago tonight (Toby is out of his mind excited for the plane) and are looking forward to hot dogs and ferris wheels. (And wouldn't these be cool at the beach?)
Next week, I'm thrilled to be featuring a second work/baby/life balance series. The first series was about mothers who work freelance, but now we'll focus on mothers who work full time in office jobs. The amazing women will share how they try to juggle everything, from babysitters and bedtimes to meetings and marriage. The interviews were fascinating, and I can't wait to discuss them with you.
Finally, this week's round-up is all about Nora Ephron (1941-2012), who was such a talent and inspiration. In her books and movies, she really captured the voice of a certain type of young woman--neurotic, imperfect, complex, loving. Everyone sees themselves in Nora, and she's the kind of person that you want as a best friend (and mentor). She will be missed...
"I have a theory that children remember two things—when you weren't there and when they threw up." –Nora Ephron.
What she will and won't miss.
Her most recent book, which I ordered immediately. (I loved her other books--Heartburn, I Feel Bad About My Neck...)
Why you shouldn't be a lady.
“And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” –Nora Ephron.
Tom Hanks remembers Nora. (Love the last paragraph.)
Nora writes about her love affair with her Upper West Side apartment.
10 great movie lines.
How to live life to the fullest.
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." –Nora Ephron.
(Photograph by Linda Nylind for the Guardian)