By Tonya Graser Smith Now that fall is here, I thought it would be seasonally appropriate to talk about what I call the “pumpkin spice divorce.” Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes anymore. There’s pumpkin spice everything – beer, candles, Spam (Pumpkin Spice Spam!) and more –...

By Tonya Graser Smith My son, my first-born, started kindergarten a few weeks ago. This milestone made me reflect on Robert Fulghum’s classic essay, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” from the book by the same name. The author calls it his...

By Tonya Graser Smith I want to talk about grandparents. We honored them on Sunday with Grandparents Day – and with good reason. Grandparents are special. Growing up I’ll never forget the 1:1 time I had with my grandparents during summertime visits to New York and Connecticut....

By Kate Kovats I grew up watching courtroom procedurals like “Perry Mason” and “Law and Order,” As soon as my ballerina phase ended, I set my sights on being a lawyer. Fast forward to now, I’m a practicing family law attorney, and there are a few...