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National Daughters’ Day

National Daughters’ Day

  Today was National Daughters’ Day in the US. I am lucky to have two wonderful girls who challenge me and make me laugh and whose incredible lives I am fortunate to share. Tonight, I happened to pick “Forever Young” as our bedtime story. We […]

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 […]

My baby is three

My baby is three

I can’t believe my little girl is three today. The years are starting to go in fast forward and I know that it will all go faster and faster as these girls get older. I’m trying to appreciate the moments and really enjoy them now […]

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 […]

Death by Exhaustion

Death by Exhaustion

The last 6 weeks have been a doozy and a half in which my children decided that I didn’t need to sleep. I guess they figured that I’m old and I can sleep when I’m dead… It all started when we took an incredible trip […]

What are these kids doing?!?

What are these kids doing?!?

I don’t know about your five year old, but mine is super particular about what she wears. Don’t even think of coming within 25 feet of her with jeans or cords or anything she deems as too hard. Jeggings? Sure, as long as they’re super […]

Picky Eater Tip #17

Picky Eater Tip #17

Each time I go to the grocery store, I spent an inordinate amount of time in the dairy aisle. I’m always looking for a better yogurt that packs in the good stuff – protein, calcium, vitamins… I’m always tempted by the ones with the animated […]

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

Fifth Birthday: Bella (aka Alice) in Wonderland

I cannot believe my little baby is five. FIVE! I still remember holding her as a little lump when she was just born, marveling at this life form that we had just created. Now, she’s a fully formed, smart, talented, funny, sweet and good kid. […]

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 […]