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Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner Recipe

Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner Recipe

I love to cook, but on busy summer days, there’s rarely the opportunity to make something very labor intensive, especially if you have a kid or three running around. I made up a really yummy recipe the other night that came out really well. It […]

Preschool Graduation Extravaganza – What a Program

Preschool Graduation Extravaganza – What a Program

Today, Bella “graduated” from pre-school. Next year, she’ll start at a new school in the pre-K program, so this was the finale to her time at Gan Eden, the American-Israeli pre school in NYC. As always, the teachers had prepared an intricate program full of […]

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

You’re getting close. The baby is due in a week or two or three. You can barely breathe, move or sleep. You’ve picked out the crib, the stroller, the Top 5 names. Is there anything left to do??? Here are the top 9 things you […]

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 […]