Earlier this month, I turned 40! One of the problems with having a birthday so soon after the holidays is you are often too tired to celebrate. My oldest son was born on January 1st which mean that, by the time we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas (I’m Jewish, my husband isn’t), and his birthday day … More New Year, New Decade
As children, we are often told, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and “think before you speak”. We aren’t often told, though, why. … More Empathetic communication: understanding intent versus impact
The theme song to Reading Rainbow is in my head after I showed my kids an episode. It made me think of butterflies. And caterpillars. And life lessons. … More Beyond the Very Hungry Caterpillar: What this insect can teach us about self-care
Have you ever felt like this? Or this? Those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Everyone has them. Even kids like Alexander. But, when those days stretch to weeks and even months or longer, you may be at risk for burnout. What is burnout? The term was coined in the 1970s by American psychologist, Dr. Herbert Freudenberger. … More What is burnout and how you can start putting out the fire.
I absolutely LOVE this recipe from Deliciously Ella! Wish I had known about it when my sons were learning to eat solid foods! Three simple ingredients: Banana (1/2 a ripe one) Oatmeal (about 2 tablespoons) Honey (about 1 teaspoon) That’s it! Here are the photos from Ella’s site: Mash the banana with a fork then mix in … More Breakfast-on-your-face scrub
Do you like baths? Whip you this super easy moisturizing treatment before your next one (can be used in a shower too!)
Spice up your Gin & Tonics with a few slices of cucumbers and a dash of pepper! I originally posted this recipe here on another blog after drinking one of these at a girls’ night event. It’s a spiced-up version of the American classic G&T. I love this on a hot summer day! (the … More Cucumber G&Ts