worst end of shcool year mom ever!

June 11, 2013

Haha! This is the funniest Jen Hatmaker writes about being the ‘worst end of school year mom ever’!  Hysterical and makes me feel better about letting stuff slip through cracks this time of year.  She writes:  You know the Beginning of School Enthusiasm? When the pencils are fresh and the notebooks are new and the [...]

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finding their passion….really?

June 4, 2013

Love this article, love the author too:)  Betsey Brown Braun recently wrote for HuffPost this funny article about kids ‘finding their passion’, read it and have a laugh!  She writes:  ‘I just may lose my cookies if I hear another comment about a child needing to “find his passion.” The latest one came from the [...]

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lena wald giveaway

June 4, 2013
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My favorite jeweler (and local mom), Lena Wald (she single-handedly created the diamond initial earrings!) is having a cool Spring Bling Pinterest Contest To enter the “Lena Wald Spring Bling” Contest: 1) Follow Lena Wald’s account on Pinterest by clicking on FOLLOW ALL. Entrant must follow all boards. 2) Pin 3 of your favorite items from [...]

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Fresh Dish Home-your affordable personal chef

May 21, 2013
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Family friends came over for dinner this past Friday night, which normally, following a full day of work and shuttling the kids (in traffic!) to and from activities, would have sent me into a panic.  But I was lucky enough to have found an amazing new service   FRESH DISH – kind of an “Uber for [...]

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Can I Bring My Kids?

May 21, 2013

 I read this article recently in the NY Times Motherlode blog, ‘Can I Bring My Kids?’ Interesting, as we are all trained early on to separate work & kids and that we should do everything BUT ask this question. Charlotte Crane and Ruchi Gupta discuss how the world has changed for working parents who sometimes [...]

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mattie luxe end-of-the-year teacher gifts

May 15, 2013
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   With the school year winding down, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about end-of-the-year teacher gifts.  I absolutely love, love  MattieLuxe a super cool accessories website from a local mom and talented designer.  MattieLuxe was born out of the idea that ‘everyone needs a little table candy!’, with place mats, lucite trays, melanine plates [...]

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backlast against overparenting

May 15, 2013

This article from way back when (2009!) about the dangers of helicopter parenting in Time Magazine, actually entitled ‘The Backlash Against Overparenting’ came up recently at an event at my kids school.  Even though it is practically ancient it still resonates today (maybe even more).  Nancy Gibbs writes:   ‘this is what parenting ha(s) come to [...]

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