A Lost Friendship and an Unanswered Question

There’s a story that I filed away a long, long time ago, unsure if I’d ever tell it. It’s of a person, and no, not an old boyfriend or a relative.It’s the story of the best friend I lost. The person who was a dear friend to me in high school before vanishing from my life without explanation. This is the story of Jane....more

5 Easy Things You Can Do to Be a Blogging Success

I've always believed that what you put out in the world will come back to you, and I try to keep that in mind in my personal and professional life. I just don't see the point in putting out the negative. One place doing the right thing pays off in spades? Blogging. In my 5+ years of blogging, I've learned a lot, but the number one thing is that community is SO important. ...more
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Investing in Yourself

As moms, we spend the vast majority of our time thinking of others. Thinking of our kids. Our spouses. Our jobs, volunteer activities, friends, and family. It's hard to not feel lost sometimes, and it's so important to take time for yourself to keep it all in perspective. I've found that when I do take some time to invest in myself...well, I feel more like myself. So how do you invest in yourself?...more

Parenting Is Work Regardless of Your Job

Lately, I feel like articles about stay-at-home parents are exploding: How they're working, too. How it's difficult to get anything done with kids around. How you have no privacy. The lists go on and on. ...more
I think you're entirely right. But I think that the point that a lot of people are trying to ...more

I'm Proud of my Epidural

The more I read blogs, the more and more I end up reading birth stories. There's something innately special about a birth story. It's at the same time a personal and universal experience. There are endless ways to experience it - vaginal, c-section, medicated, unmedicated, in a hospital, in birth centers - the list goes on and on. Despite all these different methods, in the end its still the amazing act of bringing new life into the world, and its one of the reasons I love to read birth stories - they are so so different....more

Easy Weekday Breakfasts

One of the things I'm super passionate about is breakfast. As in, the only time I leave home without it is when we're going to get breakfast. In addition to just loving breakfast food, I truly believe that a good breakfast arts you up for the ready of your day. It gives her fuel to get through the morning and starts your metabolism for the day. That said, I'm also a realist. Mornings are BUSY. For us, it's getting out the door for work and daycare drop-off. For stay at home moms, out might be getting up to get to the gym for your me time....more

I Used to Think...

There a lot of things I used to think about life, before I got too involved in living it. One of them was doing things in the right order was best - meet the guy, get married, have babies. In order, all in a neat little row....more

Life as an Interfaith Family

Today I'm talking about something sensitive - sharing faith with my daughter. I would venture to say that for most people, this is pretty straightforward - teaching them what you believe, going to church, doing Sunday school, etc. For my family, it isn't quite that easy... because Abbie has two religions to learn about. I'm Jewish, and Chris is Catholic. Abbie is both. We're an Interfaith family.  ...more

The Worst Thing You Can Say to a Working Mom

“I would never let someone else raise my children.” If you're a working mom, you've probably heard this sentence. Maybe you saw it in a Facebook post. Maybe you overheard someone saying it. Worst of all, maybe someone said it to your face....more
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Why I Didn't Shop #LillyforTarget

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that this past weekend, Target released their much-hyped Lilly for Target collection, which sold out completely in hours, and in some stores in minutes. Women flocked to Target to snag it … but I wasn't one of them. I purposely didn't even try....more
chicmodern I walked into my local Target and found what I could use although I didn’t plan on ...more