Daddy-Daughter Relationship Grows Page by Page

 “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”- Thich Nhat Hanh Princess.Beautiful.Sweetheart....more

10 Things I Hold True after 10 Years of Marriage

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."- Antoine de Saint-Exupery   We were driving down the Route 1 when the gas light popped on - 25 miles 'til empty....more

Christmas Countdown with Books

 "When books are opened, you discover you have wings."- Helen Hayes This year, I started a new Christmas tradition with my girls.I’m thinking it’s a keeper.Normally, I box up our holiday books in January and haul them out at the end of November. This year, instead of the ushe - putting them in a bin to read throughout the month of December, my mom suggested a book-centric way to count down Christmas.Beginning December 1st through the 25th, we'll open and read one Christmas book a night....more

How I'm Teaching Spirituality to My Daughters

   Most nights, I sit between the girls’ twin beds listening to a couple goodnight songs with them, holding Stella’s hand as they snuggle into the land of nod. We say prayers and they quietly tell me about this and that.I usually stay through two or three songs....more

Fall Fashion: Layer It On

 Every time I drive up Western Avenue on the boarder of Wicker Park, we pass a flower and gift store. Inevitably the light turns red and we stop.Without fail, Stella looks at the above dresses (which change about monthly) and asks, “What girl do you want to be?”...more

Rethinking Work-Life Balance

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”― Alain de Botton  ...more

Oh là là: French Tea Party Ideas

I needed a mad dash home - 13 minutes. 13 minutes, com'on!...more

Five Reasons Every Mom Needs a Girls' Night Away

 "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.' "- C.S. Lewis ...more

Plant Your Own Garden

 I woke up in tears today - my pillow was wet and I wasn't sure why. Then I flipped the date on my calendar and knew. My maternal grandmother died five years ago today....more

Shop Your Closet Challenge: A School-Year-Long Shopping Ban

"Learn to invest in the best quality you can afford and wear pieces in different ways."- Michael Kors...more
I've started thinking the same way as well, in that, do I look good and do I feel good in this? ...more