One Post, A New Friend and A Look Back on Jewish Italy

Two years ago today I was in Pitigliano Italy, site of one of the oldest Jewish towns in Italy – though of course not anymore.  I blogged every day of our month-long stay in Italy and Pitigliano was particularly hard to write about.  I thought about this post recently because when I wrote it I […]

Pushing My Friend into the Blogging Deep End

I’ve been blogging for over 3 years.  My blog is not exactly a third child but it is an integral part of my life.  I feel responsible to it and I feel grateful to it.  It has taken my life in directions I never could have imagined (The White House!) and introduced me to people […]

Puerto Rico – Beach, Rainforest and An Earthquake Too (plus a Snapfish Giveaway!)

Every year we go on a huge family vacation with my husband’s entire family.  At this point there are 16 of us, in 3 different states on opposite ends of the country all trying to coordinate and agree on a common meeting point.  The only non-negotiable sticking point for my sun worshipping in-laws is that […]

Nothing Says Thanksgiving Like Jell-O

Yes I am one of those read-all-the-labels, organic milk buying, farmers market shopping, will not make mashed potatoes from a box kind of moms.  But then Thanksgiving rolls around and every inch of my Midwestern rooted soul craves some particularly 1950s-centric foods.  I spent every Thanksgiving of my childhood in suburban Michigan, staying at my […]

Finding My Religion in a Bowl of Matzoh Ball Soup

It’s Rosh Hashanah– the Jewish New Year.  For those of you non-Jews out there Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur make up the High Holidays.  Basically the one time of year that most Jews go to some sort of service and feel officially Jewish.  I grew up secular to a fault.  We did not even go […]

What’s In Your Friend’s Grocery Cart?

When I head to the grocery store I have a few lists – my mental list, my husband’s written down list of things he’s noticed we need, and lastly my subconscious list that gets triggered as I walk the aisles (or depending on how hungry and/or PMS I am the evil list that somehow throws […]

When Going Green Makes ¢ents

Earth Day rolls around every April and suddenly the NBC logo is green, the morning shows have their little three-minute segments about the joys of chic reusable bags and cute eco-shoes and there are a myriad of Earth Day celebrations that usually leave an insane amount of trash behind (but it will be recycled right?) […]

Cookie and Gourmet – Kids’ Restaurant Week

Finally a restaurant week for kids!  Lots of restaurants on opentable.com are offering a special the week of June 20th.  Eat dinner between 5pm-7pm (no problem here) and the kids pay their age.  Adult prix-fixe is $29.  Sounds pretty good if you want a nice night out.  And we’ve been dying to go to Telepan.  […]