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. […]

Cooking up a Storm

Cooking up a Storm

Snowpocalypse Juno threatened to completely shut down the entire eastern corridor of the US. Actually, she succeeded. NJ declared a state of emergency. New York City shut down all its services and enacted a curfew. Schools were cancelled. Airports shut down. Everyone ran out to […]

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 […]

Need to Know…Babysitters

Need to Know…Babysitters

I have had an incredible amount of babysitters over the last five and a half years. If you have been following along with me for a while, you know that I do a particular brand of parental math in which I chose babysitters over shrinks. […]

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

I’ll admit it – I don’t love chocolate. Call me crazy. You won’t be the first. My family? Obsessed. My girls can’t shove enough chocolate into their mouths on any given day. They literally salivate at the mention of the dark stuff…I indulge them most […]

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 […]

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 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 […]