confessions of a modern mom

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Nit Picking: Don’t Be a Nit Wit

Nit Picking: Don’t Be a Nit Wit

Over the last 48 hours, I have learned the true meaning of nit picking. I’m not talking about someone who hones in on the minute details and criticizes to no end. I became a nit picker par excellence. My first grader had a rash. The […]

Shana Tova 5775

Shana Tova 5775

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

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 […]

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 believe 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 […]

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 […]

Greatest Brownies Ever, and they’re Gluten Free!

Greatest Brownies Ever, and they’re Gluten Free!

I don’t love chocolate. Stop throwing tomatoes at me! Sorry, I don’t share in the passion/addiction of most human beings out there (my daughters included). One bite of chocolate is more than enough for me. I think I’ve said it too many times, but my […]

Yesterday was Super Bowl – Groundhog – Sun – Day

Yesterday was Super Bowl – Groundhog – Sun – Day

Did everyone have a fabulous day yesterday? I can NOT believe the insanely beautiful weather that miraculously happened to New Jersey yesterday. It was warm! It was beautiful! What a day for the Super Bowl! People got to ENJOY sitting in the only stadium in […]

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 […]