confessions of a modern mom

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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 […]

Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover is rapidly approaching. This year, we will host 36 of our nearest and dearest for our seder. I love Passover: the beginning of spring, the food, the traditions and the desserts!!! Each year, I am asked for my favorite Passover dessert recipes from readers, […]

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 […]

Foundation Rwanda Bike Build 2014

Foundation Rwanda Bike Build 2014

Some of you may know that I have been involved with Foundation Rwanda for the past five-plus years and sit on the organization’s Board. As a parent and as a fellow human, I┬ábelieve wholeheartedly in the mission and work that we do to help survivors […]

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 […]

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

What’s the Best Way to Start the New Year?

Happy New Year!!! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration of closing out 2013 and ushering in 2014. We certainly did! We started off the evening with the girls, popping champagne poppers and lighting sparklers. Then, we left our darlings in the care of a […]

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

What a special day today is – a double holiday for some of us. We celebrate the festival of lights as give thanks for all that we have. There is so much for me to be thankful for, especially this year. We are fortunate to […]

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 […]

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 […]