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Hey, Super-Stellar-Sometimes-Frazzled-Mama who thinks she needs to do it all for the ultimate holiday experience for the family.  Here’s a little secret- your kids are happiest spending basic, quality time with you. It’s what the holidays are all about. Not how many events you can get to, burning everyone out and creating more tears than necessary.  At least that’s been my experience. Maybe you too? (*slow blink and nods with me)   With 2 year old twins and two older kids, I’ve learned that saying “no” to things is part of my self-care. I have begun simplifying many different parts… Read More >>
I performed in the First National Tour of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” twelve years ago (pretty much another lifetime).  I enjoyed 14 months of touring the country with friends that became family - Spamily. I have too many favorite moments from this show that made me belly-laugh every single time I performed it. One song pops into my head on a regular basis, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. It opens with a downtrodden King Arthur who receives a pep talk from Patsy, his coconut-clapping sidekick. “Always look on the bright side of life. Always look on the light… Read More >>
Math can be fun. There, I said it. Honestly, I have always loved math. It’s clear-cut. The answer is either right or wrong, not subjective. I appreciate the methodical process of solving equations. I also love that math is everywhere. It’s in music, solving everyday sibling-dilemmas (sometimes this is harder than calculus!) and math is in cooking. It’s wonderful to pique your child’s interest in cooking by preparing food with you. It gives them a better understanding of how breakfast/snack/snack/lunch/snack/dinner/snack/snack/ get on the table. It’s a great opportunity to spend time connecting with your cuties too. *Warning - It’s not… Read More >>
You may know that my husband is an Emergency Medicine physician.  He sees it all and actually loves the thrill of the unknown when he walks into work. He has to make quick, thoughtful decisions, usually under the intense stress of medical emergencies.  He has even confessed that the E.R. can be more relaxing than a full day home with all 4 kids! (Dude, I know. *side glance)   Doc Grif trained at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Bronx. While it felt like a war-zone at times, he had some of the most powerful experiences of his career… Read More >>
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