Making Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple juice

Since I am in the throes of savoring all things fall and enjoying as many spiced ciders and pumpkin lattes as I can keep down, I figured now would be a great time to share an apple cider recipe you can actually enjoy all year - in the form of vinegar. For those of you who remember, I am a bit of … [Continue reading]

Music for the Mind

Girl plays piano

My mother dragged me to piano lessons for 12 years. Every Tuesday, we hopped in the car and drove to the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where I had been taught by the same teacher since I was a 1st grader. And every week, because I would rather have been horsing around or watching TV, I told my … [Continue reading]

Second Graders Try a Seven-Course, $220 Meal

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How would your child react if you sat him or her down at a fancy restaurant for a seven-course meal fully prepared by one of the best chefs in the … [Continue reading]

Heavy on My Mind

my boys

I haven’t felt like myself lately. I feel like I have nothing interesting to say lately and no topics to write about. This is partially because … [Continue reading]

No-Bake Baby Bullet Cheesecake

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

As is the case with many New Englanders, fall is my favorite season! The cool and crisp nights, the colorful and crunchy leaves, the hay bales and … [Continue reading]

A Little Haunt Won’t Hurt

spooky-halloween

I’m a big fan of Halloween. BIG. FAN. From the time I was a child, I loved every creepy little thing about it. A few little ghost stories never hurt … [Continue reading]

Time’s Up!

kid chalk terrace feat

I’ve often quoted our family therapist, who has fast become our parental guru, across all topics. Never mind that we see her primarily for my … [Continue reading]

The Prodigal Dog

dog-playing-feat

As we were busy completing paperwork, arranging where to live, and packing our home, a certain someone in our lives was a bit neglected. Used to daily … [Continue reading]

Silly Baby Loves Remote Control

remote-baby

Ahh, it's the little things in life! A bright, colorful flower, your favorite song, or a remote control... Don't you wish you had the same … [Continue reading]

My iPhone is my Village

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Most moms routinely hear the cyber-chatter about evil, slacking parents on their smartphones at the park or at children's events. To be clear, I am … [Continue reading]