Archive for November 2014

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday
I’ve been thinking a lot about how my son’s ninth birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.  If there ever is a child to be grateful for it is this mellow, sensitive, confident, observant, thoughtful bookworm. This boy would rather celebrate his birthday over Dim Sum in Chinatown with two classmates than a big hoopla with... Read more »

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Create a new holiday, or holidays, that you believe should exist.” This can be about anything and take place anywhere, it can be another traditional holiday, a food holiday, Congressional gridlock holiday, metaphysical holiday, Bieber... Read more »

Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving

Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving
Inspired by a plain white candle and a bag of fresh cranberries, my daughter and I began to glue the fruit and cinnamon sticks to the candle. There is no right or wrong way to assemble this decorative candle. We began using Elmer’s Glue, but at the end I attached a few stubborn cranberries with... Read more »
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Date With My Son

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Date With My Son
It is cold and gets dark by 4:30 these days.  It is easy to stay home in yoga pants, munch on popcorn and watch Netflix.  Or you can go to the theater and see Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! It is worth it as State Street is decorated in it’s finest and despite... Read more »

Thanksgiving Printables: Mad Libs, Color by Number and Bingo

Thanksgiving Printables: Mad Libs, Color by Number and Bingo
Now that turkey day is a week away, I am seeking inspiration.  I’ve found many Thanksgiving printables that you can print at home that are getting me excited about the holiday. I found some printable silverware holders that even include unique questions about gratitude to get conversation started. My daughter will love this turkey color... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Corn Curry with Cilantro and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Meatless Monday: Corn Curry with Cilantro and Mint Yogurt Sauce
Just in time to get me out of my cooking rut, Kitchen Curry Master sent me this Simple Cooking Guide and a circular spice box with every Indian spice I need to make any dish.  The spice box makes Indian cooking a breeze and includes mustard seeds, garam masala, ground cumin & coriander, chili powder,... Read more »
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My kids follow the rules better than I do

As a reward for good conferences and report cards, I took my kids to see the movie Big Hero 6.  I loved that the movie had the self-proclaimed nerds and science lovers as the heroes. Since we were pressed for time after the long line at the school book fair, I suggested we pick up... Read more »

My daughter was the last picked for duck, duck goose

My daughter was the last picked for duck, duck goose
My daughter is in an after school dance class. The girl loves to move and has so much energy that she is usually still awake when I go to bed at the end of a long day.  We received an email inviting parents to the last class. I didn’t walk into the hot gym with... Read more »

8 ways to stay healthy despite the cold weather

8 ways to stay healthy despite the cold weather
It is happening now that the clocks have fallen back and the weatherman is talking snow next week.  The funk of winter is setting in.  It is too cold to go out, so I stay home.  When home and cozy comfort food fits the bill. It is proven, that I feel better when I stay... Read more »
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Spotify: My favorite playlists

Spotify: My favorite playlists
I’m often a little behind on trends, but have always loved to listen to music.  The Music Mom convinced me last night over lasagna and wine that Spotify is the best way to listen to music these days. It is only $9.99 a month (and first month is free) which is less than the price... Read more »