Your Daughter’s First Set of Earrings…When Is The Right Time?

When is the right time to have your daughter’s ears pierced?  Only YOU can answer that question. This is a mom’s journey towards that decision. When my daughter was born, I was so overwhelmed adjusting to all the new mommy responsibilities and healing from surgery.  My mental … [Read more...]

64th Floor, Tower 1

I can still remember September 11th, 2001 so clearly, as if it was yesterday, not more than a decade ago.  With each passing year, I still feel the deep sadness, pain, and shock of it all.  My heart goes out to all of the families who have lost their loved ones.  I still watch … [Read more...]

Shoveling Spirit

What does shoveling snow mean to you?  Exercise or making snow angels? For some, a bad back, but to a toddler, it means independence, empowerment and discovery. Yesterday morning, I bought a mini shovel for my daughter.  That afternoon, we shoveled our driveway and front … [Read more...]

Resolutions or Reflections?

How many years of making resolutions have we made vs. how many times have we followed through on them?  Do you have your own ratio of resolutions to completed resolutions?  If I was asked to count how many times I tried to lose a certain amount of weight as a New Year resolution, … [Read more...]

Thankful

As you get ready for Thanksgiving, whether cooking or planning to visit relatives and friends, I wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for having my family all around this holiday.  Just recently, I'm also thankful and … [Read more...]

The Calm “in” the Storm

Did Hurricane Sandy come your way, or were you watching every minute of it on the weather/news channel?  I was doing both…preparing for the storm, and looking at the twirling icon on the weather map as it was approaching land.  By Monday early evening, Hurricane Sandy hit land by … [Read more...]

What Every Parent Should Be Aware of as School Starts…

When I discovered that Lice are most prevalent in children between 3 to 12 years of age, I nearly stopped in my tracks.  According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 … [Read more...]