Archive for September 2017

My favorite and least favorite body parts

My favorite and least favorite body parts
Sadly, I don’t know one woman who is completely happy with all of her body parts.  I hear friends complain about everything from their skin to their thighs to their feet.  It’s funny though, when I look at them I see my loved ones’ beautiful eyes, hair and strong legs.  This made me think; what if... Read more »

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
My neighbor convinced me to order an Instant Pot from Amazon at our block party one summer night.  Two days later, I arrived at home to find an Instant Pot on my front stoop. An Instant Pot is essentially a programmable pressure cooker that makes food faster, easier, smarter and healthier. My first attempt was... Read more »

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »
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May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers have been high on our music rotation lately. I love their unique sound and heartfelt lyrics, but never knew much about the brothers, family and band mates. Judd Apatow clearly does too as he and Michael Bonfiglio created May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Filmed over two years during... Read more »

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt
My daughter broke her arm in two places a few nights ago. My guilt is heavy for not being in the room and stopping the reckless game and I’m scared for her first experience with anesthesia.  The injury was not from the trampoline or gymnastics, it happened simply playing with her brother and an odd and unfortunate fall. After five... Read more »

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl
I crave noodle bowls now that I’m in the suburbs where they are not as readily available.  This warm Meatless Monday recipe was enjoyed by all four of us and a cleansing and needed way to start the week. Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl What you need: 5 cups mushroom stock 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1... Read more »
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How to make mom friends

How to make mom friends
The kids are back to school and although our little ones generally transition easily, for some of us it is a challenge to make mom friends.  I’ve made many mom friends over the years beginning with our babies in playgroup.  As is life, people move, new schools start, our kids needs shift and again as moms... Read more »

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston earlier this week and although the rain has stopped many have lost their home, belongings and pets. Much help is still needed and I’m making it easy for you to contribute by clicking the links below. Money is the best way to assist the many people that need the aid. Financial donations... Read more »