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?
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
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!
A lot of local media press is swirling around the new social media guide put out by the NYC Department of Education this week. At first glance that sounds great. Administration is stepping in to help kids navigate social media, provide tips and guidance and empower kids to make smarter choices online – or so […]Read More NYC Department of Education Releases a Social Media Guide for Students That Says…Nothing?
When you live in New York City everyone wants to visit you. With the theater, museums, great restaurants, and all of the fantastic landmarks and sites – and amazing shopping of course – NYC is a fabulous place like no other. Add in the holiday lights, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the Rockettes and all […]Read More Add Some Hamptonality to Your Holiday – Plus Win a Free Night at Hampton Hotels
Last month I had the pleasure of dining at one of the best restaurants in NYC: Red Rooster Harlem. Yes, the food is wonderful, but really it’s not just about the food – it’s about the incredible sense of community and care that fills the space that makes it so special. After meeting Marcus Samuelsson, […]Read More Marcus Samuelsson and Uncle Ben’s (Beginners) Get Kids Cooking!
Way back in January the Women’s Committee for Bill de Blasio kicked off officially with an event on the Upper West Side. Bill de Blasio seemed like a long shot – but that was okay because the more people learned about him the more they like him. As a public school parent and advocate […]Read More NYC Primary Day!! Get Out and Vote!
I grew up going to the theater, performing in musicals, doing ballet. Living in Brooklyn meant going to a Broadway theater was an event. We planned ahead, tickets were bought in advance, reservations made, more often than not a special occasion was involved. I didn’t really care what I saw – I just loved going. […]Read More Raising Broadway Babies – and A Totally TONYs Partnership (pinch me!)
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