Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar
My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged with photos of an unnaturally colorful new Starbucks unicorn drink.  My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. I dug a little deeper and learned the sugar amount is twice as much as an adult needs in one day! Why is that necessary... Read more »

From city to suburbs nine months later

From city to suburbs nine months later
It’s been nine months since we made the move from the city to the suburbs.  I still feel like the new girl and preface my introductions with, “we just moved here” as it seems everybody has known everyone for years and years. Now that our initially blank canvas of our house has finally come together... Read more »

The best and easiest Passover dessert

The best and easiest Passover dessert
I have eaten Passover dessert for over 35 years and never been happy with the flour free cakes or cookies.  Finally, I’ve found the best and easiest Passover dessert out there. You will love Matzah toffee (or some call it Matzah crack) regardless what time of year it is.  For the record, I don’t even... Read more »
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Babies in Syria don't deserve this

Babies in Syria don't deserve this
Remember the joy when you or a family member welcomed a newborn baby?  We had a room stocked with diapers, clothes and any other needed supplies we could run out and easily pick up. This has been another devastating week for Syrians.  We have a chance to make a difference in the lives of Syrian moms... Read more »

Five spring things I'm loving

Five spring things I'm loving
Spring fever is hitting and I wanted to share five things I’m loving right now. Madewell. Have you been to this store or gone on the website? The clothing is simple, yet unique and the quality is lasting.  My mother-in-law and I both found items we love on a recent shopping session. Tulips. These fresh... Read more »

I don't procrastinate except for these three things

I don't procrastinate except for these three things
I don’t procrastinate as I now realize, practice and teach my kids one of my favorite quotes. “Worrying today does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” There is less stress in my life when I get the job, act or responsibility done.  Then I’m satisfied, productive and lighter without it looming... Read more »
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What I'm watching: Big Little Lies

What I'm watching: Big Little Lies
Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of television lately.  I’m comfortable and happy in our new home and really all right with this low-key suburban lifestyle. As a writer, it is interesting for me to watch an entire series back to back to notice references, smart thinking and keeps me wondering what happens next.  Remember when... Read more »

Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook

Save paper with the Wipenote reusable notebook
My daughter loves art and I am very supportive of her creativity, except the fact that she wastes so much paper!  There are pieces of post-its, notecards, construction, computer and scraps of paper with doodles, notes, games and drawings everywhere.  By this point, my girl is pretty used to me recycling the majority of it.... Read more »

Missing Richard Simmons podcast is fascinating

Missing Richard Simmons podcast is fascinating
You remember Richard Simmons the exercise guru from the 80s?  Friend and filmmaker Dan Taberski is truly worried about his teacher after he didn’t show up for his weekly class in February of 2014 and has created this fascinating podcast in hopes of finding where he is. Taberski interviews many people, including his housekeeper and massage therapist,... Read more »
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Let your kids decide what's for dinner

Let your kids decide what's for dinner
A friend recently gave me the best tip when I complained to her about the daily struggle to figure out what’s for dinner. She told me to create a private Pinterest page for each child under my account.  Then they can go on Pinterest and pin the recipes that they want to eat. I then request they... Read more »