In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that's ever happened to me.
It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.
I feel like my grandparents and parents gave me a tremendous amount. And if I can pass some of that on, then I'll be very happy.