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If You Have To Eat Crow… Do It With Grace (And A Glass Of Wine)

A special friend reminded me that “there are no mistakes in life… only lessons.”  Her advice couldn’t have come at a better time considering I recently made what felt like a mistake. Sticks & Stones Blah Blah Blah… But Words? They Hurt Too Last week my opinions on a specific subject directly hurt someone’s feelings. … Continued

The Dinner Party

As a Self Proclaimed Foodie… I base that statement solely on having everything to do with my love for food and nothing to do with my unpolished palate.  Regardless, I recently decided to host a small dinner party at my home. I hired Stephanie*, chef and owner of Chef’s on Time*, a personal chef service, to cook … Continued

Observing The SIGH Holidays… I mean The HIGH Holidays

Baruch Atah Adonai… I Need To Let Out A Sigh. There is a lot about my childhood that I don’t remember, but memories of the Jewish High Holidays I would never forget.  As a kid, going to Temple for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was not negotiable.   Attendance was mandatory.  According to my parents, … Continued

If It Ain't Broke… Don't Fix It

Creatures of Habit Do Not Conform You can call me crazy.  You can call me old fashioned.   You can even call me a martyr.  I call myself a creature of habit.  I dance to the beat of my own drum and I don’t conform easily, if at all.   I have a method to … Continued

Obsessed… But Not Impressed!

Once a junkie… Always a junkie. I have many vices, but for the purpose of this blog I’m focusing specifically on only one of them; That being my obsession with online games.  You would think when history starts to repeat itself, I’d learn from previous experiences, right?  Obviously that’s a rhetorical question.  Not this junkie. … Continued

Simply Put, I'm Food Obsessed

[slideshow id=27] I’m just hours away from boarding a plane to the Amalfi Coast.  There are a million things I should be doing in preparation for this trip.  I should be packing.  I should be writing a detailed list of instructions for my Mother-in-Law who will be watching my kids.  I should be leaving notes … Continued

Spin and Bear It

[slideshow id=26] Laundry. (noun) 1.  Clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been washed. 2.  The action or process of washing such items. 3.  The bane of my existence. If there’s such a thing as death by laundry then I’m convinced that is how I’m going out.  Lately it feels as … Continued

All My Life's A Cycle

When I was a little girl at sleep-away camp, I used to sing the song, All My Life’s A Circle written by Chapin Harry around the campfire.  Always trying to keep the spirit of camp alive, I recently found myself humming it while I was transferring the tenth load of laundry (in one day) from … Continued

A Day at the Zoo… Unpolished Style

[slideshow id=24] A day at the zoo for most people means exactly what it sounds like, a day at the zoo.  For my family, a day at the zoo means: let’s see if we can get there in one piece and then figure out how quickly we can get it all done. My kids are … Continued

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