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The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

More and more, I hear from friends that they have a food allergy or that their child does, which makes playdates, birthdays and dessert-time very challenging. The other day, we had a friend over. Her mother hadn’t mentioned any food sensitivities, but it got me […]

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 […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

What You Put on Your Family’s Skin May Be Hazardous To Their Health By: Michelle Nadel It’s a Tale as Old as Time. But I’m not talking about the classic Disney movie about beautiful Belle, although Belle’s beauty may have something to do with it. […]

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 […]

What Have You Done For YOU Lately

What Have You Done For YOU Lately

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. – William Shakespeare Leave it to Billy Shakespeare to sum it up perfectly. As parents, it’s very easy to forget about ourselves. Most of us suffer from the “focus on the kids” syndrome wherein […]

Anya’s One Year Stats

Anya’s One Year Stats

I know I promised some tutorials but my camera and server malfunctioned and I had to take a break from too much frustrating technology. I took Anya to the doctor on Tuesday for her one year appointment. Her stats are as follows: Height: 31.25″ (96%) […]

How is Formula as Deadly as Cigarettes? Silly Lactivists…

How is Formula as Deadly as Cigarettes? Silly Lactivists…

The Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding war is heating up once again. Time Magazine published an article about the connection between Mitt Romney and Formula. Basically, it was a look at why Massachusetts has enacted a ban on free formula samples in all their hospitals six […]

Spring and Getting in Shape

Spring and Getting in Shape

Oh crap. This card made me laugh out loud…Boy, it’s almost May and I am NO WHERE near in swimsuit shape. I’m not even in shorts and a tank top shape! After I had Anya, the weight seemed to melt off, only to come packing […]

Anya is 9 months old

Anya is 9 months old

I can’t believe it. Anya is 9 months old. ALREADY! It seemed like foreeeeeeeever before Bella turned this age. I think it’s because I paid attention to every gesture, every movement every teeny tiny little thing that Bella did. She was an only child back […]

Freaky: It’s Friday the 13th

Freaky: It’s Friday the 13th

Some people think Friday the 13th is an ominous day. 2012 has three of these bad boys. I’m not sure whether I believe it or not, but I’m also not one to tempt the fates. It is due to superstition that I always have red […]