A First Apartment Epic Fail and “Hindsight is 20/20″ Checklist #Sponsored

If I was handed a booklet of life-hack do-over passes, I'd use one for a different choice in my first apartment. Wait. Strike that. I'd use the first for a different choice in my first bo … [Read More...]


The Littles Let Us Down, Too

I dropped my son off at school this morning, excited because it was the last day before the NJEA Convention Break (which is, as far as I am concerned, one of the best parts of living in New Jersey!). … [Read More...]



I am learning ... everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. ~Tracee Ellis Ross … [Read More...]



We have reached a momentous milestone in our home. My son, PJ, has started his first year of full-day school. For the first time in over four years, my house is strangely quiet between the hours of … [Read More...]

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Big Learning with Bricks for Kidz at Small Factory Productions

A review of Small Factory Productions and Bricks for Kidz programs. When you gather 10 energetic six year-olds (and a couple of forty-somethings) around a table for 2 straight hours, and they're … [Read More...]


13 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Teenage Self

As my daughter approaches her teen years, I’m reflecting on my own. For the most part, I was a well-behaved teen, headed down the straight-and-narrow path. Of course, I stayed safe in fear of being o … [Read More...]


Kick Start Your Child’s Love of Dance with a 5 Week Session Giveaway #Sponsored

This post is Sponsored by Kick Dance Studios.  Enter the 5 Week Session Giveaway below.  The fine art of dance has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Nowadays, if you peek in my kit … [Read More...]


Embracing My Crock-Pot Side

As the kids are back to school, it's time to embrace my FAVORITE appliance of all time: the crock-pot. Even before I had kids, I marveled at this low-wattage miracle device which allowed me to, … [Read More...]

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The Football Dilemma

I just finished reading a book called Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond. It’s basically about how, as Americans, “we love football so much we’ve become blind to its danger … [Read More...]


Ebola? Enterovirus? Yikes! How Can I Protect My Kids?

Just as I was starting to get nervous about another bad winter here in the Northeast and getting my emergency supplies ready), now New Jersey is getting hit with the enterovirus which has killed at … [Read More...]



Many people who know me in the current incarnation of my life as a stay-at-home-mom don’t know it, but I have an MBA. From a very good business school. That I paid for myself. And I even had a pretty g … [Read More...]


Here’s to Healthy Boobies.

At the risk of a spam surge, I'd like to discuss this topic. Because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Because I have a follow-up Mammogram.  And because it lets me tell my funny story. Walking t … [Read More...]

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A Triple Threat of Empowerment, Charity and Fashion #FashForward

This week I attended a special event in New York City called Fashion Forward.  Hosted by the lovely ladies of MomTrends, MomGenerations and Lady and the Blog, and it served to inspire attendees with gr … [Read More...]

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Women in Comedy Wednesday: PBS looks at the rise of women in the world of comedy.

So, so many wonderful women breaking through the mold. See Joan Rivers breakthrough and Phyllis Diller's famous "Finishing School" (as long as the joke was on her). How far the journey from then 'til … [Read More...]