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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 […]

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. […]

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┬ábelieve wholeheartedly in the mission and work that we do to help survivors […]

Well hello, 36!

Well hello, 36!

In the last 12 days, I celebrated my 36th birthday and my 11th wedding anniversary. Needless to say, I took stock of my life. As I said adios to my 35 year old self, I took the chance to reflect. Then, during one of the […]

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

STOP THE PRESSES! BARBIE IS COMING!

O. M. G. Barbie is on the move…literally. She is touring the US of A in search of a new home and she’s making stops all around the country. Next up, NYC! So, if you live in this here neck of the woods, get thee […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Today in the US, we celebrate the incredible freedoms we have as citizens of the United States of America – ones that were achieved and for which we fight every single day. How fortunate are we that we get a day (off from work) to […]

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

Gratefulness Project: First Weekend of Summer and First Day of Camp

We had an incredible weekend full of family, BBQ, pool and fun. It was the most incredible start to the summer. We had a bunch of family and friends over for a BBQ on Saturday. It was awesome – babies to octogenarians! What a lovely […]

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Gratefulness Project: The Boys & Girls Club

Last night, Zack and I attended a Gala event for the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic. I have always known of the Boys & Girls Club but never had an opportunity to learn about the organization or see their work first hand. […]

Grateful Friday

Grateful Friday

It’s Friday. It’s been quite a week. Lots of eating, drinking and making merry. It shocks me on a daily basis how many dishes we use. I try to cook at least two meals per day, and I’m not a particularly organized and clean chef. […]

You Know You’re a Suburban Parent When…

You Know You’re a Suburban Parent When…

In no particular order: 1) You go for walks. As a form of exercise. You’re not going somewhere. You don’t have a destination and you ultimately walk around town in circles. But somehow you manage to kill an hour and your legs are pretty sore […]