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
I recently had a discussion with my daughters about friendship. It’s hard to explain to an 11 year-old that friendships ebb and flow, and more importantly, that if you keep your heart open you will continue to make new friends throughout your life. Some of your friends will stick. Some won’t. And that’s okay. It […]Read More Bake it Happen for Breast Cancer Research
As someone who has invested way too many hours in my daughters’ NYC public school and education issues beyond those four walls, I have come to realize that the worst thing educators and administrators can do is look at various subjects – math, literacy, science, art, music, gym, social studies – as isolated fields of […]Read More Supporting Art in Schools with Blick Art Room Aid
For the last few months we have been preparing at KidzVuz for a huge live event for tween girls and their influential moms in NYC. Early on we were very excited to partner with the non-profit, K.I.D.S – Kids in Distressed Situations – and bring them in to the event, and to our KidzVuz users […]Read More Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief for Kids by K.I.D.S.
There is perhaps nothing scarier for a parent than having to rush a child to the emergency room. The feeling of not having control, not being able to fix something yourself, and many times not even knowing what is wrong, but knowing that your child is very sick is terrifying. Even more frightening is when […]Read More The R Baby Foundation: Saving Babies’ Lives and Making ERs Safe for Children
The education reform debate in the US focuses on testing, achievement measurements, teacher evaluations and data driven discussions that often miss the one major point – our education “problem” is a class and equality problem. If we dig down deeper into the causes and obstacles facing many of our students poverty is more often than […]Read More Educate to Eradicate Poverty – ONE.org 12 Days of Change Campaign
You may have heard about the ONE Moms campaign that had a group of mom bloggers traveling to Africa to connect mom to mom with women across the world. The campaign is all about raising awareness and ultimately driving action to help women and children in poverty get access to healthcare, education and to raise […]Read More It Only Takes One Mom…
Next week is a great event in NYC to help battle childhood cancer. There are still a few tickets left to this benefit so click on over and join me at this event for some great cookies for an even better cause!Read More Cookies For Kids Bake Sale!
I haven’t written in a while, but not because I’ve been lolling around eating bon bons. (What are bon bons anyway?) My daughters celebrated their 9th birthday last week. I can’t begin to wrap my brain around how my daughters could possibly be nine years-old, but in the world of Girldom nine means a real […]Read More A Crazy Week: Birthday Parties, Moms Night Out and Teri Hatcher Eats Carbs, Really!