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RIP Jackie

RIP Jackie

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Ours was beautiful. The sun was shining and we had a really lovely family weekend. It ended in a bittersweet way, however, as we had to say farewell to our beloved dog, Jackie. I remember when […]

Wear Sunscreen

Wear Sunscreen

Zack made me stop and listen to this last night: I remember when the single came out. 1999. The year I graduated college. So much lay ahead for me and for my classmates as we got ready to head out into the “real world.” When […]

Handmade Upcycled Dresses (with Tutorial)

Handmade Upcycled Dresses (with Tutorial)

Today is my niece’s second birthday – yay, Maya! For a gift, I thought it would be fun to get her started with costumes. Bella is totally obsessed with dressing up (has been since she was a baby). So, I put together a box of […]

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 […]

Anya is 10 months old

Anya is 10 months old

I can’t believe how quickly the year is flying. I am at a loss for words. It seems like just yesterday I gave birth to Anya, and now she is crawling up a storm, calling me “Mama” and trying to play with her sister. This morning, Bella […]

Go Ahead and TeetheMe

Go Ahead and TeetheMe

OK. So, I have to admit. I was a little bit upset (read: totally devastated) when I found out about this site. I was thinking of doing something very similar, and floop…there it is, already done. Never heard of TeetheMe? You’re about to thank me. You […]

A Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

A Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Wow, this weekend could not have been more beautiful. The weather in NYC was fantastic. Warm, but not too hot. Sunny, breezy and oh so summery. Friday started it all off with a special party for grandparents at Bella’s school. My father was in town […]

Are You Mom Enough? Of Course!

Are You Mom Enough? Of Course!

  WTF, Time Magazine??? What a provocative cover. The picture is disturbing – not just because this 26 year old mother is nursing her almost 4 year old (though that’s up for discussion as well), but how overtly sexualized they have made the act of […]

TGFI and Jetlag

TGFI and Jetlag

We’re back! Whew, that was a quickie little trip, but it was so wonderful…Only thing is that now my body is way off track and is stuck somewhere in space…Jetlag is rough. But, I have to tell you, I’m astounded at how well the girls […]

Happy Friday: Bella Dances to Nicki Minaj

Happy Friday: Bella Dances to Nicki Minaj

Oh man…Bella has been obsessed, I mean OBSESSED, with “Starships” – the song by Nicki Minaj. Every chance she gets, she grabs Zack’s phone and blasts the song. She sings along sometimes, but mostly she dances. No, she rocks out. I mean, she interrupted her […]