My girls left for 7 weeks of sleep away camp yesterday. It’s their 5th summer at camp so you’d think I’d be used to the strange quiet of that first Saturday morning without them, and that feeling of being a little unmoored. But, I’m not. For the first few days I have this nagging sense […]Read More Grocery Shopping for an Empty Nest
When you’re a mom you’re bound to have a pretty wide variety of personalized recommendations displayed for you when you log into Amazon, or Google, or Facebook. Chances are you don’t just shop for yourself online, you shop for the whole family, you buy gifts for friends and family, you also probably do your fair […]Read More Does Google Know You Better Than You Know Yourself?
I’ve written before about my childhood obsession with Star Wars. And of course, as a Gen Xer, I am not alone in the cultural impact that film had on me. And while my 5 year-old self would have been most eager to meet Carrie Fisher, My grown up was incredibly excited to meet George Lucas and […]Read More Inside the Creative Mind of George Lucas and the Team Behind Strange Magic
There are dream casts, and then there are DREAM casts. Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Tracy Ullman, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine star in the new film adaptation of Into the Woods, and all of them bring exceptionally unique and wonderful performances to the movie. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough […]Read More Into the Woods: Wit and wisdom from the cast and creators
I attended a very large NYC public high school. And by large I don’t mean the physical building – though that was a pretty big WPA era monolith – I mean that 2400 hundred kids were shoved into a building probably built to accommodate a population half that size. So we did what so many […]Read More Sleepless In America: Are we raising a generation of sleep deprived kids?
Once upon a time my girls were happy, crooked smile, super cute, very confident little girls. As my daughters approach their teen years the questions and conversations around their bodies, female celebrities’ bodies, models’ bodies in magazines and ads, has picked up considerably. Middle school is a grand experiment in social dynamics and insecurity as […]Read More Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
It’s October – there’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change, pumpkin flavored everything has invaded every food establishment and grocery aisle – and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, my friend Shari Brooks and her sister, launched a brand new campaign that took a very different approach to raising money […]Read More Bake It Happen: Pink Pumpkins, Sweet Treats and Raising Money for Breast Cancer Awareness
People always ask what they should get a new parent. And when I think about the things that we really used, and continued to use for years, it was pretty basic stuff. Baby bathtub? Good for about 1 year. Playmat? 5 months. Double stroller? 4 years. (and I was SOOO happy the day we sold […]Read More A Real Doctor at Your Virtual Fingertips
I will admit, the Snow White ride at Walt Disney World scared me. (not as much as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, but that’s another story) But, I was nostalgic and a bit sad when I heard they had torn it down to make way for a new roller coaster ride, based in the mine where […]Read More 7 Reasons You’ll Love the New Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World
We New Yorkers have been through our share of emergency situations over the last 12 years. I watched the Twin Towers collapse from my apartment window. I made it through the blackout with twin baby girls who basically slept through the whole thing. And in 2012, when Superstorm Sandy struck, we were fortunate enough to […]Read More Hurricane Season Starts June 1st: NYC Know Your Zone!