confessions of a modern mom

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The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

The Chocolate Cake for Everyone

More and more, I hear from friends that they have a food allergy or that their child does, which makes playdates, birthdays and dessert-time very challenging. The other day, we had a friend over. Her mother hadn’t mentioned any food sensitivities, but it got me […]

National Daughters’ Day

National Daughters’ Day

  Today was National Daughters’ Day in the US. I am lucky to have two wonderful girls who challenge me and make me laugh and whose incredible lives I am fortunate to share. Tonight, I happened to pick “Forever Young” as our bedtime story. We […]

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 […]

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

I had a crazy day yesterday with conference calls, meetings, a run into the city and back. I had 50 minutes to spare before I had to pick up the girls from school. We were going directly to their Great Grandmother’s house to light the […]

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 […]

My baby is three

My baby is three

I can’t believe my little girl is three today. The years are starting to go in fast forward and I know that it will all go faster and faster as these girls get older. I’m trying to appreciate the moments and really enjoy them now […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picky Eater Tip #17

Picky Eater Tip #17

Each time I go to the grocery store, I spent an inordinate amount of time in the dairy aisle. I’m always looking for a better yogurt that packs in the good stuff – protein, calcium, vitamins… I’m always tempted by the ones with the animated […]