My Daughters are Film Makers – Take Two Film Academy and What Makes a Great After School Class

As New York City 10 year-olds my girls have taken a huge range of after school classes.  From sports to cooking, arts to performing, we’ve covered pretty much every venue on the Upper West Side.  I’ve found that some classes are harder to do well than others, cooking for example is often nothing more than […]

Are NYC Parents Crazy?

This is a post I wrote a year ago for the Westside Independent, but after meeting so many women this weekend at BlogHer who asked me how I could raise my kids in NYC I thought I’d repost it here on Beccarama for a whole new audience. Are city parents crazy?  This is the question […]

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 […]

Theme of the Week – Growing Up and Moving On

I didn’t realize how much this summer would be about my daughters moving up (to 3rd grade), moving out (to sleep away camp) and moving on (cleaning out their toys.) But obviously the idea of them growing up and entering a new phase of their lives, which means I am entering a new phase of […]

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 […]

Look Out Ahead: Too Many Kids, Too Few Schools : Westside Independent

Look Out Ahead: Too Many Kids, Too Few Schools : Westside Independent I’m up on my virtual soapbox.  How bad is the school overcrowding situation on the Upper West Side? Check out my latest parenting column in the Westside Independent.

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 […]