Yesterday a Bloomberg News video with Martha Stewart made the rounds on Facebook and ignited a frenzy of indignation from the women’s blogging world. In the interview, Martha disparages bloggers by saying they are “not experts,” that they don’t fully test recipes, that many just repost other people’s work. Here’s a sample of the […]Read More Martha Stewart proves that no one can talk sh*t about bloggers – except other bloggers
I saw Star Wars about 22 times the summer it came out when I was 5. I wore my hair like Princess Leia before there was anything called Cosplay. I’ve written about all of this before. But last weekend I went with a young KidzVuz reporter (and her mom!) to New York Comic Con […]Read More Star Wars is for Girls
This came through my Facebook feed today via the fab Lyss Stern. Seemed to fit perfectly with Monday’s post about friendship.Read More Find Your Tribe Wordless Wednesday
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
Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in the Stop Medicine Abuse awareness month program. However, the opinions in this post are my own, as always! We all know that we’re supposed to talk to our kids about sex, about drugs, and about personal safety (and tech, of course.) One thing I’ve realized about these […]Read More The New Drug Talk You Need to Have With Your Child
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!
The pound/number sign (#) has become a celebrity symbol now that it has been reborn as “hashtag.” What started out simple has of course become out of control – especially on Instagram. It’s used as an aside, a note of sarcasm, a way to track interests or participate in twitter chats, run contests, aggregate content, […]Read More What’s a #Hashtag?
There has been a renewed discussion about violent video games and the correlation with real life violence. This discussion crops up after every tragic mass shooting since the gunman more likely than not also played a lot of games like Grand Theft Auto or other violent games. I’m not going to wade into this debate […]Read More VIDEO: What Do Kids Think About Violent Video Games?
There was an extremely sad story in the New York Times about a 12 year-old girl in Florida who committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied both on and off-line. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar heartbreaking story involving mean girls, cyberbullying, school officials who didn’t really know how to intervene, and a parent who did […]Read More Don’t Blame the (KiK) Messenger – What the REAL conversation needs to be about Cyber Bullying
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!