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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 […]

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

We had an incredible weekend full of family, BBQ, pool and fun. It was the most incredible start to the summer. We had a bunch of family and friends over for a BBQ on Saturday. It was awesome – babies to octogenarians! What a lovely […]

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Last night, Zack and I attended a Gala event for the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic. I have always known of the Boys & Girls Club but never had an opportunity to learn about the organization or see their work first hand. […]

Gratefulness Project: Memorial Day

Gratefulness Project: Memorial Day

Today, I am grateful for all the men and women who have served their country in order to protect our democratic ideals and rights to self determination. I truly indebted to two nations-worth of vets and servicepeople – the US and Israel. Countless people have […]

Grateful Friday

Grateful Friday

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I am thankful for: I wouldn’t be a mother if Zack hadn’t made me one. He continues to support and challenge me as a parent to be the best mom for my girls. They say that behind every man is […]

Grateful Friday

Grateful Friday

What are you grateful for today? Please share your stories, photos, comments on the Bump to Bean Facebook page. Today, I want to talk about the major transition I just underwent. OK, “just” is the wrong word. I guess it feels very raw still because […]

Gratefulness Project

Gratefulness Project

My dear friend Erin gave us an incredible housewarming gift – a robe for each of us (with embroidered initials for the adults and names for the girls) and a photo. The robes are super cozy and amazing. The photo carries an incredible amount of […]

An Anthropology Lesson For Us All

An Anthropology Lesson For Us All

Facebook offers a lot of information ALL of the time. Sifting through it all (at least for me) is a hit or miss proposition. I’ll be very honest – most of the time, I’m a one-sided Facebooker. Huh? That means, I upload my pictures and […]

Guest Post: Top 10 Ways to Help Parents Whose Child is in the Hospital

Guest Post: Top 10 Ways to Help Parents Whose Child is in the Hospital

Today, we have a special guest post from my dear friend Erin. This has been a difficult year in which her baby has undergone two surgeries. I know as friends, we aren’t always sure what the most appropriate ways are to help or show our […]