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Your Own Personal Exodus: A How To Guide

Your Own Personal Exodus: A How To Guide

Last week, I was invited to speak at my synagogue as part of a lecture series about Pirkei Avot (Sages of our Fathers) – a compilation of sayings and wisdoms from Rabbis about moral and ethical principles. I was asked to select an adage that […]

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 […]

Opening Alert: American Cut Bar & Grill

Opening Alert: American Cut Bar & Grill

It’s been a few years since we moved out of New York City and we are still discovering the New Jersey dining landscape. To say it doesn’t compare to NYC is hilarious, I mean who are we kidding??? In a one block radius, NYC beats […]

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 […]

Shana Tova 5775

Shana Tova 5775

To all celebrating, I want to wish you all a fruitful, memorable and fun new year.    

The VMAs Make Me Feel Old

The VMAs Make Me Feel Old

Is there anything better than MTV’s Video Music Awards to make you really feel old (if you’re a child of the 70s or 80s)? First of all, where does MTV air these videos? I haven’t seen a music video in at least a decade, ever […]

Need to Know…Babysitters

Need to Know…Babysitters

I have had an incredible amount of babysitters over the last five and a half years. If you have been following along with me for a while, you know that I do a particular brand of parental math in which I chose babysitters over shrinks. […]

Get Your Tickets – Disney on Ice: Frozen

Get Your Tickets – Disney on Ice: Frozen

I think you’re going to love me today. Frozen is coming to a town near you…ON ICE! Can there be anything better than Frozen on ICE??? I just love saying that! Gotta hand it to the folks at Disney – when they have a cash […]

Frozen + Passover = Chozen

Frozen + Passover = Chozen

I think I may have mentioned that this household is OBSESSED with the movie Frozen. We listen to the soundtrack at least once a day, and the movie gets a good 5-6 runs per week. We have even renamed our daughters Belsa and Annya. We […]

HAPPY Hump Day

HAPPY Hump Day

It’s Wednesday! It’s Hump Day! Halfway through the work week…Yeehaw! Last night, the girls and I had a dance party. We blasted some tunes and got our groove on right before bathtime. It was so much fun – full of giggles, silly dance moves and […]