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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Of Course, Only in New York

Yesterday my friend sent me this picture from pick up at her daughter’s preschool.  The school is above a CVS grocery store in Manhattan, but still you’d think CVS would have better sense than to put a coffin outside a school for 2-5 year olds. Its amazing how you can try your best to find […]

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