Family


Compassion For Those Who Have Suffered A Miscarriage

I recently wrote an article for Mayim Bialik’s GrokNation about miscarriage for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I crowd sourced the topic, feeling like it had been done so much lately but I found that there were several topics still to touch on. This was one of them… How to express your love and compassion for a friend who has experienced a loss… from someone who has heard it all! Click here to read it at GrokNation. Between April 2014 and September 2014, I had been pregnant three times. The first......

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Eggs at the Coffee Table
Family |
October 26, 2016

Eggs at the Coffee Table

I was having rough morning. Who am I kidding… I had been having a rough couple of weeks. Nugget has been cutting two top teeth and two top molars for what feels like 52 years. It’s been a drooling, crying, waking up at 3am nightmare around this house. But Sunday was bad. I woke up after not much sleep with a crick in my neck so painful that I couldn’t move my head. Uh great. That’s super helpful when you are the only parent on that day and have a 23 pound......

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discipline, toddler, life lessons

My little guy was bit by another kid in daycare the other day. It happened right before pick up and he was pretty sad about it when I got there. Now I know that at 16 months the things I say aren’t going to stick but one phrase that just came out of my mouth when I was trying to comfort him was “baby, there are bad people in this world.” I was surprised and froze for a second. I didn’t mean that in his situation. What I meant to say was there......

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Laundry Stripping
Family |
September 22, 2016

Laundry Stripping

Oh yeah, let that title sink in…  laundry stripping… I know you are excited. This is going to be a very sexy post… all about dirty laundry! Ahh the life of a wife and mom. So hawt. As one of my friends commented when I said this was my new obsession, “Picturing you doing a sexy dance in your laundry room…” As you should… as you should. Anywho, here’s the story. I was at my wits end. Between the sour milk smell in some of the nugget’s onesies and the stank in......

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Looking Forward To Mondays?
Family |
September 18, 2016

Looking Forward To Mondays?

When I was single and married without kids I hated Mondays (this should not come as a shock to anyone) and LOVED Fridays (again, no shock). The weekends were bliss. Saturdays were for sleeping in, drinking coffee on the porch, reading the Wall Street Journal cover to cover (minus the business section), maybe even reading a book, long walks with the doggie, and studying Hebrew. Sundays were farmers markets, grocery shopping, laundry, errands, and cleaning, the gym and fancy coffee… all done together as a couple. Since the nugget was born, everything......

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The Nugget
Family |
September 16, 2016

The Nugget

I know many of you are wondering why I refer to our son as The Nugget (or nugs or just nugget)… It’s really simple, there is no real reason. My brother started calling my little guy and his friend’s little girl ‘the nuggets’ as they were born around the same time. And when I started writing again, it just stuck. I am not opposed to sharing his name (I do on my personal spaces like Facebook) but the internet is forever and I don’t want to force him to have all of......

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Pregnancy Loss and NIPT
Family, Health |
September 05, 2016

Pregnancy Loss and NIPT

It’s possible that you don’t know us (personally) or our story… unless the only people reading this are my parents and in that case, HI MOM! Our story is a common one, though, not commonly talked about. Usually when I say this part, people get really uncomfortable… We had two miscarriages prior to the birth of the nugget. If you are interested in our story, here are a few blogs that I wrote along the way: Thanking G-d What’s In A Name It’s Been A While 3/3/15 During the third (and ultimately......

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Homemade Turkey Meatballs For Baby

Our food journey has been really challenging with the nugget. He’s struggled with prolonged vomiting and now has some trauma around eating. Except carbs. He loves his carbs. This summer he was pounding yogurt and milk and eating his weight in puffs, crackers, and all manner of bread products. He was refusing anything else I offered him in the fruit and veg families, with the notable exception of bananas… the great binder of the fruit family. I think you know where this is going… We had so many mornings of horrible crying......

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4 am
Family |
August 29, 2016

4 am

I woke up the other morning and it was 7:15. There was no screaming. No crying. No dog nudging me with her nose. No husband snoring or blowing his nose or brushing his teeth with the loudest electric toothbrush on the face of the planet. I just woke up.   It was magical. I never thought I would say that about 7am. I was the kid (adult) who, given the opportunity, could sleep until noon or 1:00. I used to bemoan the loss of the day while feeling super rested. I’ve forgotten......

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Homemade Beans & Rice
Family, Food |
August 25, 2016

Homemade Beans & Rice

My little guy is about as brand loyal as one year olds get! When it comes to food, he’s pretty much obsessed with the Plum Organics pouches. And of these pouches, his absolute favorite is the Plum World Baby Mexico pouch. The ingredients are beans and rice with sweet corn, red bell pepper, cilantro and lime. Pretty fancy for baby food, eh? Well at $1.30+ per pouch I thought, maybe I can make a close approximation for the nugget for less per serving. I found these recipes online and thought I could......

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