Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Perils of Multi-Tasking

As a mother of three whose children have a combined age of 46, I’ve generally mastered the art of multitasking, though it can backfire. And when it does, it...

Speaking Out on Mental Illness

Trish and Kurt Baker of Plainsboro have made it their life’s work to speak out on the issue of mental illness and removing the stigma attached to a condition...

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Vanessa Huang is a straight-A student in Mrs. Behrend’s fifth grade class at Millstone River School, and like many 11-year-olds, she is very busy with many things. She plays...

Recession-Fueled Spring Break

Though I am officially on spring break, it’s hardly a break, at least this year, my junior year of high school. It feels like I had just about a...

Documentary Queen

Ask a typical 17-year-old what he or she wants to be, and the answer is usually vague and not very well thought out, if at all. Ask Carolyn Lipka,...

Play Ball!

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow this week, signaling six more weeks of winter ahead, but the Cranbury Plainsboro Little League is holding its third annual open house...

When a Child Leaves Home . . . A Parent Worries

As heartbreaking as the Haiti earthquake is, the most compelling to me out of the dozens of human interest stories emerging from the rubble is the story of the...

Fear of Flying

I arrived at Liberty International Airport at Newark this past Sunday ready for a full day of travel back to school in the San Francisco Bay area after a...

The End of a Long Year

This is my last column of the year and also the last one of the decade, one that I can’t say I’m sorry to see come to an end....

Outsourcing’s Outcasts

Clifford was one of the first people we met at Village School in West Windsor back in 1997 when we first moved to this area and Katie, just seven...