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Why you should VOTE!!!

Why you should VOTE!!!

Every time there is an election, I get excited. We live in a country where we are free to choose our government officials – the very people who will make decisions that impact our lives on a daily basis. We are also free to speak […]

Happy Back to School

Happy Back to School

  By now, most kids have returned to their classrooms. And so it starts! Another year of books, activities, and for a lot of kids – stress. This year, I am trying a more relaxed approach to the time after school. We have selected just […]

Is Beauty only Skin Deep?

Is Beauty only Skin Deep?

Let’s talk turkey. OK, I mean beauty. I don’t know about you, but since I was pregnant with my first kid, I have been very aware of the things I have put in my body. I try to avoid processed foods as much as I […]

5 Tips to Cultivate Gratitude

5 Tips to Cultivate Gratitude

I was all caught up in the little stuff. The minutiae. This one was pushing my buttons. The other one was constantly whining. I hit a low point a few weeks ago when I completely lost it on my six year old. She didn’t want […]

Life Lesson: Hard Work

Life Lesson: Hard Work

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington  This morning before camp, I gave Bella a piano lesson. I probably need to take this story back a few decades… You see, I started playing the […]

Foundation Rwanda Bike Build 2014

Foundation Rwanda Bike Build 2014

Some of you may know that I have been involved with Foundation Rwanda for the past five-plus years and sit on the organization’s Board. As a parent and as a fellow human, I believe wholeheartedly in the mission and work that we do to help survivors […]

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

Happy New Year!!! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of closing out 2013 and ushering in 2014. We certainly did! We started off the evening with the girls, popping champagne poppers and lighting sparklers. Then, we left our darlings in the care of a […]

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

What a special day today is – a double holiday for some of us. We celebrate the festival of lights as give thanks for all that we have. There is so much for me to be thankful for, especially this year. We are fortunate to […]

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

I can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by and disappeared. This morning, I stepped outside and nearly froze to death! Literally overnight, the weather has changed. Whereas yesterday, the morning was sticky and humid, today the air is crisp and cold. For Jewish people […]

Well hello, 36!

Well hello, 36!

In the last 12 days, I celebrated my 36th birthday and my 11th wedding anniversary. Needless to say, I took stock of my life. As I said adios to my 35 year old self, I took the chance to reflect. Then, during one of the […]