Tag: Family

One second each day of 2017

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Last new years I became intrigued when someone posted a video of one second a day of their previous year.  I found and downloaded the one second a day app and made the goal to record a moment each 24 hours for the year ahead. I kept the promise up pretty consistently, give or take... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »

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

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8
Did you used to watch Jon and Kate Plus 8? If yes, you need to see Outdaughtered on TLC. Many years ago when my kids were babies, I loved to watch the young “normal” parents as they navigated eight children.  I admired Kate’s organization and watched in awe as she constantly yelled at her husband.... Read more »
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Fun summer links to click

Fun summer links to click
I am heading out of town to spend quality time with my family.  My wish is that we unplug, connect and de-stress. While I’m gone I wanted to share some links you might enjoy reading. Thirty things to do with your kids this summer. (I just counted and we are up to fifteen!) Natural and... Read more »