I am all in love these days with the mother-daughter team of Barbara and Shannon Kelly, who have a blog and forthcoming book called “Undecided.” It’s about “analysis paralysis, grass is greener syndrome, longing for the road not traveled: How the success of the women’s movement has left us stumped in the face of limitless options — and how to …

Vanessa McGradyUndecided

Three Weeks Later

The wedding was above all expectations. Most of the Very Important People we love showed, and I was blown away by the generosity and sweetness of our families and friends. There was food and music and tears and remembrances from all my parents (I was a little surprised to count up how many moms and dads I have, but really, …

Vanessa McGradyThree Weeks Later

You Have to Be Married in Order to Get Married

My girlfriend Alison has been obsessed with weddings since she was a little girl. For me, it was notsomuch marriages, I think, but the ceremony and all that surrounds the jumping-off point of a union. Alison recently opened her business as a wedding photographer, and it’s clear that she still holds tremendous passion for her work. She’s made the fairy …

Vanessa McGradyYou Have to Be Married in Order to Get Married


I want everything new. I want a new life and new breath in my home and new body and new hair. But tonight I will settle for an appointment with Sue Ann on Tuesday for highlights, and playing with my site. What do you think of the new logo? GREAT help from All Adither.

Vanessa McGradyNEW NEW NEW

My New Guilty Pleasure

The family that blows together … If you’re 40licious, you might be able to contribute more hilarity such as the above to AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.

Vanessa McGradyMy New Guilty Pleasure


I like to think of myself as a savvy shopper. Up on my consumer issues and always getting the best deal on this or that. So as I’m taking advantage of our fine President’s directive to renegotiate mortgages for my properties, I’m naturally curious about my credit score. I’d heard you can get a yearly free credit report. So I …

Vanessa McGradyDO NOT CLICK

As much as I want to jump off Facebook every time somebody does something I don’t understand, like send me a sea garden creature or pelt me with a virtual snowball, cool people from the woodwork of my past tap me on the shoulder and I’m so happy to hear from them and then I relent and dig out pictures …

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