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Remembering 9/11 and A Message for Our Kids

Remembering 9/11 and A Message for Our Kids

Eleven years ago today the weather was very similar to today. I remember the beautiful, bright and sunny day, because it was so peaceful. I emerged from the subway on Chambers street to the most magnificent view of the World Trade Center and I paused. […]

Great Beauty Tips for Busy Ladies on the Go

Great Beauty Tips for Busy Ladies on the Go

OK, here’s part two of my Momtrends tips and tricks. Valerie Monroe, the beauty editor at O Magazine, gave us a few really terrific tips to maintain youthful beauty. First, she recommended Retinoids. These are vitamin A derivatives┬áthat were first used to treat acne but […]

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

You’re getting close. The baby is due in a week or two or three. You can barely breathe, move or sleep. You’ve picked out the crib, the stroller, the Top 5 names. Is there anything left to do??? Here are the top 9 things you […]

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

We had a really lovely weekend. For the first time in what seems like FOREVER (at least 4 years) we had NO evening plans ALL WEEKEND LONG. It felt so awesome to tuck the kidoodles into bed and then glide into ours…movies, bad TV, books, […]

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

Fun with Pipe Cleaners and a Craft Kit Giveaway

This morning, little Miss Bella grabbed a handful of metallic pipe cleaners from my office. She decided that she wanted to “make something” on the bus ride to school. Hey, I’m always down to craft! So, as soon as we got on the bus, she […]

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. […]

Live in NYC? Need a Fantastic Nanny?

Live in NYC? Need a Fantastic Nanny?

So, I’ve been living in a world of denial. It’s now June. We are moving out of this apartment on August 31st. Yikes!!! I keep thinking that not thinking about it means it’s not real. But, it’s real and it’s a really wonderful change and […]

Recap of Israel Day Parade

Recap of Israel Day Parade

Yesterday was a really nice day. We started off by going to Central Park and playing at Heckscher Playground. Bella LOOOOOOOOVES the sandbox. It’s more like a sand ocean. It’s huge. Then, we walked across the park so we could meet up with Bella’s school […]

Easy Summer Recipe: Linguine with Clams

Easy Summer Recipe: Linguine with Clams

One of Bella’s favorite meals is spaghetti with clams. When we go to Patsy’s, we order the entree and she ends up eating 95% of the dish. I rarely get to eat even one clam! So, I was at Fairway and saw these beautiful cherrystone […]

Anya likes her Zoku pop

Anya likes her Zoku pop

I’m behind the times. I know Zoku has been on the market forever but I didn’t get it. I do now. If you keep the thing in the freezer, you can make an ice pop in about 10 minutes. So cool! Especially now that summer […]