Tag: Life


An Imperfect Mom Confessional

This article originally appeared on GrokNation.   I burned the frozen vegetables. I burned the frozen vegetables because my dog was insanely barking and I had to put her in her crate upstairs and then my toddler was crying and asking me to read a book and I’m worried about my husband who contracted Hand Foot and Mouth and it’s two days before we are flying out on a business trip and I’m 7 months pregnant and I’m tired and I’m worried about the taxes and paperwork I have to file for......

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StorkSak Noa Diaper Bag | Review

I recently got my hands on the StorkSak Noa diaper bag.  I was really excited about this because the diaper bag I received at my baby shower for David, while adorable, was never quite functional enough. It was big and bulky and hard to carry. As soon as I got my Noa, I busted it out and was so impressed. In addition to all the traditional ‘baby’ stuff (changing pad, etc) it came with a mini organizer. I also got a quilted stroller organizer.  I was very impressed with the value for the......

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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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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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Seeking Forgiveness In A Facebook World - GrokNation

Recently, I wrote an article for Mayim Bialik’s website GrokNation on forgiveness and Yom Kippur. I am so thankful to now have the opportunity to stretch my writing muscles since I am self employed (and thankful to have friends who encourage it! Ahem-EstherK-ahem). This piece sort of came out of nowhere and everywhere at once. I was searching for a topic that was Jewy but not too Jewy and a post popped up on my Facebook feed… then another one. All of these asking for forgiveness. I thought back to how many......

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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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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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One Of My Favorite Things
Fashion, Random |
September 02, 2016

One Of My Favorite Things

I am part of a bloggers group and they have been having a summer challenge… And I have been totally slacking off. In looking back on some of the topics, there was one I really wanted to write about… “Share Your Favorite Thing” it was called. They said “Pretend you are a celebrity and you are telling your fans all about the thing you cannot live without.” I will tell you the first thing that popped in my mind. TOMS Classics. Legit, these save the day all the time lately. Don’t know......

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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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My Baby Turned One
Family |
June 23, 2016

My Baby Turned One

I have been dragging my heels for weeks to write this blog… First, I’m having a pretty hard time believing my baby is one. Like how in the WORLD did that happen?! Just yesterday he was a dream in our minds, a squiggly baby in my tummy, a tiny floppy newborn… how is it possible that he is now a cruising, squirmy, tantruming, babbling big boy toddler?! This year has flown by but I thought I would write a little letter to the nugget and share some pictures here. Maybe one day......

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