Is it okay to describe a senior executive at one of the largest publishing companies in the world as adorable? After reading the confessional blog “’Cause I Said So” of Parenting’s editor-in-chief Ana Connery, we’re going to bet that she wouldn’t mind. She writes life as she sees it, from the perspective of a single mom with a 6-year-old boy whose dad lives in another state. She’s the neighbor you always wanted. The guest you want to sit next to at a dinner party. She has her opinions and is quick with advice but she’s also the first one to call herself out when wrong. See: “Why I’m a Total Phony.” It’s this kind of charming candor that has the 1,650,000 readers of Parenting clamoring for more.
Did we mention she lives in a 1940 bungalow near the beach? And has found love again? Connery is managing to “have it all” and (not to rub it in but…), as she says, she “leaves the office when the Fred Flintstone whistle blows.”