confessions of a modern mom

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Death by Exhaustion

Death by Exhaustion

The last 6 weeks have been a doozy and a half in which my children decided that I didn’t need to sleep. I guess they figured that I’m old and I can sleep when I’m dead… It all started when we took an incredible trip […]

Houston, We Have a Two Year Old

Houston, We Have a Two Year Old

This week has been a doozy. Between work, the kids, life, I have felt like my head was spinning off its axis. So, this post is a day (or 3) late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Three days ago, my little baby turned two. […]

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

Best New Product – Infantino’s Make Your Own Food Pouches

I rarely get excited over a new baby product, probably because seven new doodads come out every minute and usually they are a giant waste of money, prey on parental fears and make more garbage than our earth needs. Today, I discovered the most incredible […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]