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Another bun in the oven?

Another bun in the oven?

I have some exciting news to share. Nope, I’m not pregnant, though it does feel like I just delivered a baby… My first cookbook is published and available for download (ebook) and order (hardcover)! Seasoned Moments | Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur: Recipes for a Happy […]

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 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 […]

Amazing Moisturizer for Baby and You

Amazing Moisturizer for Baby and You

We moved to a town that has well water. Translate that as HARD water that’s full of minerals. For some reason, all these minerals combine together to completely dehydrate my body. I thought minerals were good for us…My skin looks like it’s peeling off and […]

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

I rarely get excited over a new baby product, probably because seven new doodads come out every minute and usually they are a giant waste of money, prey on parental fears and make more garbage than our earth needs. Today, I discovered the most incredible […]

Old Fashioned Has Never Been This Cool

Old Fashioned Has Never Been This Cool

I have been in love with Blu Pony Vintage for quite some time. OK, obsessed is more like it. I first saw their line in a little boutique whose name I no longer remember. I was overjoyed when the store down the street from me […]

Must Have iPad Accessory

Must Have iPad Accessory

I discovered the most incredible tool. The Bamboo Stylus. Couple it with the free Bamboo Paper app and you can turn your iPad into a pad of paper. Sorry Steve Jobs, I know you thought that the index finger was a natural built-in pen, but […]

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. […]

Bubbles are a Kid’s Best Friend

Bubbles are a Kid’s Best Friend

Is it me or do bubbles make everyone happy? I don’t know a single kid who does not like bubbles. Actually, bubbles make kids smile and have you ever noticed what happens when kids run around chasing bubbles, giggling and smiling? Everyone else starts to […]