#DeflateGate, Integrity & Consequences
(Lessons That We Teach Our Sons)

deflategate

I was riding home in the car after church on Sunday/Mother's Day with my husband and two sons. We were listening to ESPN 98.7 sports radio and the discussion was about #DeflateGate. The host asked what should happen to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots team and it was so interesting to hear the various call-in responses. (If you don't know the whole history of this controversy, you can read Continue Reading

May 2015: Free and Low-Cost NYC Family Activities

First sprinkler of 2015...

My sons and I have a long-running joke regarding the month of May. At the beginning of the month, I ask, "So...what great things are happening this month?" They then proceed to mention everything but Mother's Day and my birthday. Then, we all laugh. This year, I'm not doing a Mother's Day Gift Guide, but I will do a "What a Mom in the City Wants" gift guide later this month. While I enjoy tangible Continue Reading

Cupcake Bouquet

cupcake bouqet

This past weekend was full of cake... -I co-hosted a baby shower for a friend on Saturday. Felicia, a friend whom I have mentioned before, created a fun baby shower cake for the gathering. -At church on Sunday, I saw a friend who was celebrating her birthday. It seemed as if she was carrying a bouquet of roses. When I looked more closely though, it turned out that the flowers were Continue Reading

Greek Yogurt Pancakes Without Milk
(And NY State Tests)

Greek Yogurt Pancakes Without Milk

Today marked the start of the New York state's annual standardized tests. I'm not a big fan of standardized testing. I don't dislike it enough to opt out though so Michael is taking the test. My husband and I tend  to downplay the test in our home. We figure that if we needed to do anything extra to prepare Michael for the test, then his teachers would have let us know.  They didn't so we proceed Continue Reading

Chase Your Dreams

chase your dreams

I have been a dream chaser all of my life. My dreams don't have to (and usually don't!) make sense to anyone else but me. While following dreams does involve some degree of risk, the rewards definitely outweigh them... I remember one of my dreams was to go to college in New York City even though I had less than $20 to my name. I did and my education at Columbia was SO worth it. After giving Continue Reading