What To Really Expect

I remember watching “The Baby Story” every single day during my first pregnancy. I memorized the book “What to Expect When You Are Expecting”, and pretty much every pregnancy book out there at the … [Read More...]



I always dreamed that I would have a LOT of children. Nearly every job I have had, from the time I was 14, revolved around little ones. Baby sitter, school employee, child life specialist, nanny, camp … [Read More...]


Dear Jessi

We said goodbye to you last night. You were 36. We watched your boys smile while looking at your life's photographs draped across the room like a knitted blanket of love. We listened to your … [Read More...]


Just Sayin’

Hot sun  What fun Soft sand How grand Blue sea For me High tide Surf side Beach babe In shade Undress Top less No finds Tan lines Swim suit… pursuit He sports Tight … [Read More...]


Feeling Like a Mom Vs. Feeling Like a Mom Mess

Feeling Like a Mom: When I provide and/or cook a healthy meal for my kids. Feeling Like a Mom Mess: When I plop down cold Pop Tarts and call it a day. Feeling Like a Mom: When I sort the … [Read More...]


Almost Famous

Andy Warhol said, “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Turns out he was almost right. About me, at least. I was kind of famous. Not world famous. More like poor-rating cable … [Read More...]


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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]