Dear readers, I'll be off for the next two weeks, introducing my son to the wonders of sea and sand (hurricane permitting....).  But I leave you in the skilled hands of guest blogger Erin O'Donnell, who I am proud to say is a friend, colleague, and even a former neighbor.

Erin is a talented writer who covers topics including health, wellness, and parenting for magazines such as WebMD, the Boston Globe Magazine, Harvard Magazine, and Boy's Life. She's a former editor of Natural Health magazine. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and two supremely adorable little boys.

Happy end-of-summer/back-to-school/etc to you all, and I'll look forward to reconnecting in September.

Take it away, Erin!