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Grateful Friday: Having (Grand)Parents

Grateful Friday: Having (Grand)Parents

I’ll admit it – I get strong pangs of jealousy when I see women walking around with their parents. Or when I see women with their kids AND parents. My folks live on the other side of the planet (or so it feels) and I […]

Houston, We Have a Two Year Old

Houston, We Have a Two Year Old

This week has been a doozy. Between work, the kids, life, I have felt like my head was spinning off its axis. So, this post is a day (or 3) late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Three days ago, my little baby turned two. […]

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

O. M. G. Barbie is on the move…literally. She is touring the US of A in search of a new home and she’s making stops all around the country. Next up, NYC! So, if you live in this here neck of the woods, get thee […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Today in the US, we celebrate the incredible freedoms we have as citizens of the United States of America – ones that were achieved and for which we fight every single day. How fortunate are we that we get a day (off from work) to […]

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

We had an incredible weekend full of family, BBQ, pool and fun. It was the most incredible start to the summer. We had a bunch of family and friends over for a BBQ on Saturday. It was awesome – babies to octogenarians! What a lovely […]

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 […]

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Last night, Zack and I attended a Gala event for the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic. I have always known of the Boys & Girls Club but never had an opportunity to learn about the organization or see their work first hand. […]

Gratefulness Project: Memorial Day

Gratefulness Project: Memorial Day

Today, I am grateful for all the men and women who have served their country in order to protect our democratic ideals and rights to self determination. I truly indebted to two nations-worth of vets and servicepeople – the US and Israel. Countless people have […]

Grateful Friday

Grateful Friday

What are you grateful for today? Please share your stories, photos, comments on the Bump to Bean Facebook page. Today, I want to talk about the major transition I just underwent. OK, “just” is the wrong word. I guess it feels very raw still because […]

Gratefulness Project

Gratefulness Project

My dear friend Erin gave us an incredible housewarming gift – a robe for each of us (with embroidered initials for the adults and names for the girls) and a photo. The robes are super cozy and amazing. The photo carries an incredible amount of […]