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In a piece I wrote over two years ago, I bemoaned the fact that I seemed to be missing the mommy gene—that basic instinct I thought all moms were somehow graced with. You see, my mom had it when we…were growing up (and she can still work her magic with her grandchildren). But even though I’ve since had more kids, I still walk around most days feeling like I’m just winging it. But recently, I had a bit of a breakthrough moment that gave me a much-needed and long-overdue confidence boost. My almost 2-year-old… >> Read More
I’m the type of person who has a real problem with clutter. (In fact, I’ve written about it here.) Having a cluttered house doesn’t just irritate me; it makes me feel claustrophobic in my own…home. And so with the holidays coming up, I’m already taking steps to clear out space to accommodate the inevitable influx of boxes that’s sure to take over my house. But while many of us who have kids experience the aforementioned influx, in my house, it’s exacerbated by the fact that my almost 5-year-old son… >> Read More
With Hanukkah rapidly approaching, I’m already deep into list-making mode in my attempt to come up with good gifts for the various people in my life. And though I’m not big into social media, it…seems like every time I sign on, there’s a message from someone I know encouraging people like me to support other moms in their business ventures rather than give money to major retailers. In fact, I have several mom friends who sell different product lines, from face cream to jewelry to fancy cooking tools. Most… >> Read More
Get ready to dust off your menorah, because Hanukkah is almost here. To help get you in a holiday mood, we’ve rounded up all of the coolest Hanukkah events for families in Monmouth and Middlesex…counties in New Jersey. And there’s no need to wait—the celebrations start before the holiday even begins. You can make your own menorah at Home Depot, take in a concert or two, decorate your own donuts, and more. Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah begins on Saturday night, Dec. 24, 2016 and concludes on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017… >> Read More
Now that Hanukkah is just around the corner, I’m doing my best to prepare by shopping early, searching for the best deals, and clearing out space in my house to accommodate the usual haul of…incoming presents. So let’s talk about those presents for a minute. My kids tend to get a lot of them—too many, if I’m being honest. And since my oldest happens to have a December birthday, the influx of stuff that takes over my already-cluttered house around Hanukkah time is almost unmanageable. Not only that, but… >> Read More