The Judge, the Model and Skaters: It’s Good News for Girls!

Women at Work: Hmmmmm … women-led companies perform 3x better than the S&P 500’s average. Dr. Muneera Al Fadala forges her own path as Qatar’s first female vet. So has Aisha Al Marzouqi, as United Arab Emirates’ first female crane operator. Wonder if small business projects for women work? Ten years on, these women have turned into respected, hardcore […]

TGIF: When Romance Looks Like a Subway Sandwich

I. It had been two weeks. Two weeks of cardboard boxes, packing tape and garbage cluttering our apartment. Two weeks of crawling into bed around 2am with a sore back and throbbing feet. Two weeks of waking up disoriented, stubbing my toe on boxes and nursing an exhaustion hangover with earl grey tea. Two weeks […]

TGIF: Feels Like Home To Me

I didn’t grow up around plants. I couldn’t tell you much about mulch, rootstock or pruning. When most kids were asked to “Water the plants” the Francis kids were asked to “Dust the plants.” Growing up in the Middle East where the weather was not conducive to gardening, silk plants were all the rage. They were consistent, […]

TGIF: Paris, The Grass Ain’t Greener Y’all

I’m in Paris. Bread, wine and cheese Paris. Cute bikes with baguettes in baskets, quaint music, Eiffel Tower Paris. Yes. THE Paris. I’m here because Husband is on a work trip and they said, “Bring your wife!” I’ve known about the trip for a month but didn’t make a big giddy announcement on Facebook or start […]

Good News for Girls: Underwater Acrobatics + Power Tools + Johnny Cash

A whole new year stretches out in front of you; how will you express yourself this year? Will you write a letter of apology to your body? Will you celebrate your shape on glossy pages? Will you take up acrobatics, even if no one thinks you can? Will you reinvent guitar? Will you reinvent business, […]