Inside the KidzVuz Holiday House Party (Video)

100 mom and dad bloggers from all over the Northeast  – and their awesome kids, about 140 of them! – came ready to party with KidzVuz in NYC on November 24th, 2013.  We had amazing large sponsors like Homewood Suites by Hilton, Dermalogica, Samsung, Nintendo, Hasbro, Spinmaster and Audible.com along with smaller NY based brands […]

Bake it Happen for Breast Cancer Research

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 […]

Using Virtual Piggy to Raise Money Smart Kids

My girls are now officially tweens.  Along with the usual angst about middle school and friends there seems to be a new obsession – fashion.  One of my girls has morphed into a walking fashion encyclopedia over the last year, pouring over Lucky, Elle, Vogue and any other fashion mags she can get. And then […]

What a New Mom Should Know (But No One Tells Her)

This is a Maternity Monday post by guest blogger and photographer, Jess Levey.  Jess covers all thing baby almost every Monday on Beccarama. Maternity Mondays is back with exciting news of our baby girl’s birth! Baby S was born on January 23, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY.  23 has been my favorite number my entire life, […]

Every Day is Take Your Child to Work Day in My House

I woke up this morning to find endless articles, tweets and Facebook updates about people and companies talking about Take Your Child to Work Day.  I’m glad no one told my daughters about this special holiday, because then they’d be sitting right next to me at the kitchen table as I write this post.  And […]

The Phrase That Makes Me Cringe – And it Includes the Word “Mom”

A few months back I wrote a post called Mommy Blogger is Not a Dirty Word about the term “mommy blogger” being derisive but needing to claim it in order to take the power back to the moms.  I had a huge response from that post both here, in real life and on Twitter.  Mostly […]

How to Stretch a NYC Dollar (Hint: It Takes a lot of Financial Muscle)

Thank you to Turbo Tax for sponsoring my writing about household finances.  Learn more about how TurboTax can help you find every tax deduction you deserve.  I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. Last week my husband and I had brunch with some […]

Wordless Wednesday – Truly Golden Girls

My grandma (with my daughter on lap) & Charlotte This past week my grandmother lost her best friend of almost 75 years, Charlotte.  They met their first week of college and were fast friends ever since.  This is them at my grandmother’s 90th bday party just 3 1/2 years ago.  Charlotte was funny, loyal, an […]

Top Ten Parenting Truths of 2010 (learned the hard way)

If your child is a raging maniac for no reason chances are they will wake up in the middle of the night vomiting with 103 degree fever. Always put a bowl next to your child’s bed if they say their stomach hurts before bedtime. The first 6 weeks of school are always terrible.  It will […]

The No Schlepping, No Shipping Gift Guide (With a Giveaway of Course)

We’ll be lighting the menorah on Wednesday night while leftover cranberry sauce still jiggles in the back of the fridge.  Even the procrastinators have an excuse this year (not like Christmas which is always the 25th, I mean come on it’s not like you didn’t see it coming!)  So for all of you who have […]