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Kindergarten Here We Come!

Kindergarten Here We Come!

Yesterday was the girls’ last day of school. I can’t believe has already ended and that summer vacation is upon us! What a whirlwind…So much has happened. Bella started Pre-K in NYC. Then, we packed it all up and moved to the burbies. The girls […]

Remembering 9/11 and A Message for Our Kids

Remembering 9/11 and A Message for Our Kids

Eleven years ago today the weather was very similar to today. I remember the beautiful, bright and sunny day, because it was so peaceful. I emerged from the subway on Chambers street to the most magnificent view of the World Trade Center and I paused. […]

First Day of School (pre-K)

First Day of School (pre-K)

Like most kids in NYC, Bella started school today. I was a bit (read: totally) scared that she would be a disaster this morning. I kept thinking that after two months of NOT going to school, she would have a tough time getting back into […]

Three Personal Finance Strategies Every Mom Needs to Know

Three Personal Finance Strategies Every Mom Needs to Know

So, this is the third and final part of my coverage of the Momtrends event. Galia Gichon, an independent personal finance expert and found of Downto EarthFinance.com, spoke to us about some great ways to think about money. I’ll give you the full outline of […]

Do You Want Bilingual Kids? 5 Easy Steps

Do You Want Bilingual Kids? 5 Easy Steps

I was born in Israel, for those of you who don’t know…I married a wonderful American man (he was a mere boy when I first met him, but pish posh). When our friends and family started getting pregnant around us, we sorta started talking about […]

Book Expo America: New Books for Kids and Parents Coming Soon

Book Expo America: New Books for Kids and Parents Coming Soon

I have been at a conference for bloggers (Blog World Expo) for the past few days. It has been incredible and I have learned a TON. I have especially learned just how much I don’t know and how much work I have ahead of me. […]

Wear Sunscreen

Wear Sunscreen

Zack made me stop and listen to this last night: I remember when the single came out. 1999. The year I graduated college. So much lay ahead for me and for my classmates as we got ready to head out into the “real world.” When […]

Are You Mom Enough? Of Course!

Are You Mom Enough? Of Course!

  WTF, Time Magazine??? What a provocative cover. The picture is disturbing – not just because this 26 year old mother is nursing her almost 4 year old (though that’s up for discussion as well), but how overtly sexualized they have made the act of […]

RIP Maurice Sendak

RIP Maurice Sendak

I can’t believe Maurice Sendak is gone from this world. What an incredible influence this singular man was on generations of children… He created magical worlds that you could really sink your teeth into. His wasn’t the stuff of sweet and fluffy. His stories and […]

Foundation Rwanda: Let’s Raise More Money

Foundation Rwanda: Let’s Raise More Money

Wednesday night was incredible. Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos was a remarkable event, if I do say so myself…I am so proud to have been part of the team that put the event together – all under the terrific leadership of Jules […]