Jill Hamburg Coplan has written for The New York Times, Newsday, and numerous women's and parenting magazines. She has covered civil wars in Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union for the San Francisco Chronicle and United Press International. She currently consults for the U.N. An avid skiier, Hamburg Coplan, along with her husband and two pre-school-age children, live in New York City.A three-time New York City marathoner, Charlie Butler is currently features editor at Runner's World. He has written for The New York Times, been a features editor at SmartMoney, and was editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management Magazine. He coaches baseball with Harlem RBI, a nonprofit that uses sports to create a stable, inspiring environment for kids to learn and play.Virginia Munger Kahn is a finance writer for national publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, and also for Newsday. She is a decade-long season-ticket holder at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. A wine enthusiast, she has enjoyed tastings from Napa Valley and Sonoma County, Calif., to the Burgundy and Champagne regions in France. She shares her office with two young golden retrievers, Amber and Gus. They can "sit" and "stay" but are still learning "keep your paws off the computer."