NYC iPhone Apps Every BlogHer Attendee Should Have

You’re coming to New York City For BlogHer‘10. You know that most of your time is already taken up by all of the crazy BlogHer events but still you’re going to have some free time right?  These are the iphone apps I can’t live without as a native New Yorker.  They will help you make […]

We The People: America Rocks! TheatreWorks USA Free Summer Children’s Theater in NYC

On Sunday I took my girls to see We the People: America Rocks! TheatreWorks USA latest free summer production for kids.  The story: The Four Founding Fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin use rock ‘n roll to explain the American Democracy and how the government works.  In the vein of Schoolhouse […]

Can’t Buy My Love- CEA Lineshows, Tech Gadgets, and the MomBloggers Who Love Them

As if I didn’t have enough to do last week with it being the last week of school here in steamy NYC, I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Lineshows in midtown.  This show is a mini, micromini really, version of CES to keep everyone’s interest up and show […]

Two Really Hot Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Natural History Museum Event and Chelsea Piers Bowling!

I don’t post a lot of “event” type stuff on my blog.  There are fabulous sites out there like MommyPoppins and GoCityKids who have the serious lowdown all the time.  But, these two summer special events were both too good not to share, since I know I’ll be doing both of them. First: “Kids Bowl […]

My Kingdom For a Washer & Dryer…

Over at my monthly column in the Westside Independent today I’m writing about my washer/dryer envy.  I love doing my own laundry.  It’s one of those things that I truly don’t want anyone to do for me.  I know how I like to do it, I have my favorite detergent, I have things I like […]

NYC Moms: The Seven-Year Redecorating Itch

When we moved into our apartment seven and half years ago it was in “estate condition.”  This is New York Real Estate lingo for absolute disaster.  It was a sponsor apartment meaning even though the building had gone Co-Op in the 1980s some tenants remained renters and the landlord just waited until they died or […]

Mom in Toyland Part 2- Melissa & Doug and Some Thoughts on Apartment Friendly Toys

As a city mom I dread two big holidays – Hannukah and my daughters’ birthday.  That’s horrible you think?  Yes it does sound really mean, downright Mommy Dearest material, but hear me out.  We live in about 1,000 square feet give or take a closet.  When I think of presents I think of space, or […]

My New Parenting Column – Check it out!

Advice?  Sure.  Opinions on city living and raising twins?  You know I have lots of ’em.  And now I get to write a monthly parenting column in the Westside Independent.  Click on over to my inaugural post and leave a comment there if you agree with me that I am not crazy or if you […]

Suffering From Post Vacation Stress Disorder

For an entire month my family and I lived, traveled and ate our way through Italy.  We picked herbs from our garden, painted watercolors during the hot afternoons, swam in the pristine lake, ate endless amounts of fresh pasta and gelato, and drove all over the country in a quest to open up our daughters’ […]