Category Archives: Parenting

Finding yourself amongst the Masters

I need beauty in my life. I need it for inspiration, for relaxation and for rejuvenation. I need beauty to satisfy my creative soul and soothe the savage Mama’s-over-tired-can-you-please-leave-me-alone-for-more-than-10-minutes beast.  More often than not, I get no such respite. But this weekend with the bizarrely perfect near 60 degree late Winter weather in the East,…

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Zaftig, the new S-E-X-Y

Who doesn’t love the Oscars?  If you’re like me, you probably spent some time reading tweets & facebook postings before, during and after last Sunday’s Oscar telecast. My favorite tweet from the post Oscar frenzy:  “And the winner is . . . Angelina Jolie’s right leg.”  I laughed so hard I seriously almost peed while…

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Go Giants!

Nothing is more mystifying to me than when a grown man expresses tremendous emotion over of a sports game.  Yet, here I am typing this blog because tonight, my strong, creative, artistic bear of a man was in tears, literally . . . because the NY Giants just won Superbowl XLVI. I wanted to be…

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday my sweet, smart, handsome son.  Exactly nine years ago I gave birth to you and the experience gave new definition to the word miracle. The day your child is born is the day that will change your life forever. And no matter how many children you have, any mother will tell you, each…

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My New Love . . .

I’m in love with an amazing male.  He shares my passion and taste for Teavana peach Roibos tea, is a vegan, responds with the cutest noises when I scratch him in just the right place and sings beautifully.  Whenever I walk by and he’s in a flirtatious mood, he even whistles a catcall.  And the…

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Holiday connections

This holiday season is exhausting and each year it seems to be getting more intense and infinitely more depleting.  Regrettably, as I put my son to bed tonight after many hours of hectic holiday activity I realized I no longer knew why I was pushing so hard to give and do and be the best…

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Holiday miracles

In a season full of miracles when most of us expect to find them under the tree or in the glow of Chanukah candles, did a mighty miracle drop in my lap and I will be forever grateful. Santa doesn’t always come down the chimney and the oil in the lamp doesn’t always burn brightest…

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Justifiable Procrastination

Why is it so incredibly easy for many of us moms to give, do and manage everything and everyone else before committing to creating sacred space for ourselves? It’s a question I discuss frequently in my D.I.V.A. programs and will probably touch on again in this week’s Divas-do-Lunch program that I’m presenting on Wednesday December…

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You want to do a WHAT?!

It’s way worse than a four letter word for most mothers, and as I sit and type this blog, my beautiful, talented and slightly more than overweight almost eleven year old daughter has decided she wants to enter one. Yes, I’m talking about BEAUTY pageants.  The kind that conjure up JonBenét Ramsey and the wonderful film…

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Stars, Moon(ies) & Mamas

Whether discussing astrology or aspirin, celestial bodies or our slightly overweight ones, women can connect over anything and at this weekend’s New Life Expo in NYC, there was plenty for me and my favorite spiritual females to gab about. As a new vendor, I was clearly deserving my “new lifer” label.  Caught in a swirling…

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