Posts in category "Life"

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety

Giving Tuesday: Support Climb to Safety
Giving Tuesday is an annual global giving movement the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This is an opportunity to be selfless and help others through the gift of time, donations, goods or your voice. Available for all official charities (a 501(c)3 in the U.S.) with a specific #GivingTuesday initiative today I wanted to urge to give to a specific charity.... Read more »

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday
Today we are celebrating twelve years of our thoughtful son.  We all set our alarms extra early this morning to celebrate him with donuts before he caught the middle school bus at 7:20 a.m. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Pass 2. What is your favorite color?  Yellow 3.  What is... Read more »

How to fold a fitted sheet

How to fold a fitted sheet
There is one thing I haven’t learned in my 40 years; how to fold a fitted sheet.  This photo is a real life representation of what happens when I attempt to fold the awkward elastic corners. According to Real Simple: “Drape the sheet over your hands.With the top two corners inside out and the elastic... Read more »
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Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... Read more »

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage

14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary.  I remember the cold autumn day after Halloween in snippets.  I remember the morning getting ready with the lovely ladies in my life, almost tripping on my dress walking down the aisle, dancing with our friends and a post wedding bar encounter with the real life Fabio. Since that... Read more »

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40
I’ve been a daily makeup girl since high school.  I never liked heavy makeup but tended to be self-conscious of my uneven, red and shiny skin. I applied foundation, cover up and powder regularly in hopes to conceal my real face.  It wasn’t until I reached 40 that I had the confidence to go makeup free.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »