9 Jul. 2020

Camp is With You, Wherever You Are

2020-07-09T08:55:42-04:00July 9th, 2020|Camp, Parenting|

I’ve spent way too much time already this summer worrying about how my teenage kids are feeling (mentally and physically) and simultaneously trying to figure out plans to keep them busy in light of their sleepaway summer camps being canceled. It should have been my son’s eighth summer and my daughter’s sixth one away at their beloved New England camps — their most favorite places in the world, but a global pandemic had other plans for them. When my kids [...]

13 Apr. 2020

Why Am I Obsessed With Dr. Birx’s Scarves?

2020-04-13T18:26:32-04:00April 13th, 2020|News|

There is no doubt that America has fallen in love with Governor Andrew Cuomo. I get it. I love him too. His late morning daily briefings are a highlight of my day. I have shed a tear or two during them when he tells me that he loves me, that he will take care of me and my family and that we can – that we will — get through this together. I believe him. I have also become a [...]

30 Nov. 2019

This Is Nice. Isn’t It?

2019-12-04T08:23:08-05:00November 30th, 2019|Family, Holidays|

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like the Jewish High Holidays in that they provide a chance to be with family and friends and reflect on the past year of life, but fasting and making promises I am not sure I can keep are not really my thing. I also like the Passover Seder and sitting around a family table together, but then there’s the part about the plagues (the slaying of the first born never sat right with me) [...]

1 Jul. 2019

News From Home!!

2019-07-01T13:39:42-04:00July 1st, 2019|Camp, Parenting|

Dear: ◊ Chloe     ◊ Dylan    ◊ Lily    ◊ Hunter    ◊ Seven Home is: ◊ Insanely quiet ◊ Ridiculously neat ◊ Weird Today I: ◊ Focused on one thing at a time for more than ten minutes ◊ Emailed pictures of you from the camp web site to your grandparents and then spent a half hour explaining to them how to view them ◊ Went out to lunch with a friend and left my phone in my [...]

25 Jun. 2019

Cozy for Me

2019-06-25T07:12:28-04:00June 25th, 2019|Books|

I recently read this amazing book called Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself In The World. It’s written by Isabel Gillies. I love her writing style. I love what she has to say. I’ve read two of her other books, Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story and devoured them just like I did with Cozy. Cozy is part memoir, part how to, part recipe and fully awesome. Isabel says that to be cozy one must learn to identify the [...]

5 Jun. 2019

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

2019-06-05T08:19:27-04:00June 5th, 2019|Career|

Here is a list of things I remember wanting to be when I was younger i.e. when I grow up I want to be a... Waitress I liked writing down food orders for my family and playing restaurant with my friends. I also had a name tag which had the letters of my name printed out in the colors of the rainbow. I pinned it on my shirt and thought that was pretty cool. Businesswoman I wanted a leather briefcase like my [...]

16 Apr. 2019

I Like My 45-Year-Old Face

2019-04-22T15:51:29-04:00April 16th, 2019|Aging|

I read an amazing new book this year. It’s actually a collection of essays edited by Lindsey Mead called On Being 40(ish).When I am in the mood for a good collection of essays, there is nothing that can take me away from it. This book was no exception. I devoured the essays. I ignored my family and my life a little bit until I finished the very last essay. Go buy this book and then read it. You don’t have [...]