19Sep

Where You Can Find Me

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It's time for my routine check-in to let you know where else you can find me on the Internets. Here we go: Medium Larchmont Resident Cooks for Refugees New York Family 10 Best Broadway Shows for Teens  Huffington Post Perfect Weekend Getaway in NYC for Teens Family-Friendly Guide to Turks and Caicos A Child Grows A Weekend Away: 48 Hours in Raleigh with the Kids A Weekend in Philadelphia with the Kids A Family Weekend In The Finger Lakes MiniTime Autumn in Brooklyn with the Kids A Weekend Getaway with the Kids in Newport, Rhode Read More

19Sep

Your Next Netflix Binge MUST Be Fauda

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I'm very grateful to a good friend who suggested I watch Fauda, an Israeli TV show currently streaming on Netflix. I implore you to make this program your next binge. Every now and then, a show hits you, gets under your skin, and really rips you apart. But not very often, right? The last time it happened with me was probably with Six Feet Under or Breaking Bad, but I can't honestly remember anything hitting me as hard as Fauda.  I think it's because I have very strong ties to the State of Israel. I've lived there and I'm a fervent Zionist. However, Read More

15Sep

A Podcast Must-Listen: Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

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I'd like to introduce you to the Little Known Facts Podcast, made by actress and mompreneur, Ilana Levine.  I stumbled across her podcast on iTunes one day last year whilst searching for Broadway focused podcasts to listen to while working and instantly loved it so much that I naturally tweeted about it. Ilana is such an amazingly generous and grateful person that she got in touch with me that same day to thank me for my passion and interest. From that point on, a relationship was quickly formed. To this day, I continue to avidly search out her Read More

13Sep

World Maker Faire New York 2017 Will Showcase Innovation (+ Win 4 Tickets!)

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My tech-loving son loves Maker Faire! He went last year, and if you don't know what it is, and you are looking for a great day out with the kids, read on. And enter to win four (4) tickets at the end of this post! World Maker Faire New York brings over 750 makers together to share their DIY projects with making enthusiasts. This year it's taking place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on September 23 and 24. From hobbies and unique inventions to prototypes and new products coming to market, attendees have the opportunity to get up close and Read More

12Sep

When TV Music Means Something #ThisIsUsMusic

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by #ThisIsUsMusic.  I just lost my father. It's not something I've talked about often publicly as the circumstances around his death were quite unusual. His death has impacted me in ways that I can't describe. I find myself reflecting on could have been and should have been in his final years quite often. After my parents separated 15 years ago, our relationship became a bit estranged, and then he got sick. In very recent years, he didn't know who I was and our visits got harder and harder. But if I had that extra Read More

04Sep

“Home Again” Brings Back the Rom-Com Genre

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I grew up with Meg Ryan, Holly Hunter, Debra Winger, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn. These were the women I saw regularly on the screen. They were familiar and they represented something very important that you don't find on the screen often enough today....ordinary women with ordinary problems, much of what revolved around love and finding one's self. When Harry Met Sally, Broadcast News, Private Benjamin, Terms of Endearment, to name a few. It was the era of rom com's and these films had a deep impact on me. Whenever these women return to the screen, I Read More

29Aug

Revisiting Blue Man Group 30 Years Later and a Giveaway!

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1988.  That was the year I set foot into LaMama to first catch Blue Man Group. At the time, the show was ground-breaking.  I had never seen a show so excellently combine music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. My memories of the show are quite vivid and that is something to say about my aging memory.  So when my tech-obsessed son recently asked me to take him to see the show, I found the idea incredibly exciting.  For both of us. His interest was also a sign that Read More

19Aug

Hotel review: Mill Street Inn, Newport, Rhode Island

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In July I went to Newport, Rhode Island for a few days and stayed in a lovely boutique hotel called the Mill Street Inn. It was one of those kinds of hotel experiences that makes you love traveling all the more. The hotel is unique, particularly for Newport, in that it's modern and close to the waterfront. It's also extremely relaxing. Spend a few days here and you'll be revitalized, I assure you. The hotel is located in a nineteenth century mill, just one short block from Thames Street and the waterfront in the elegant Historic Hill neighborhood. Read More

19Aug

Netflix’s “Atypical” Will Help a Parent of a Child on the Spectrum Feel Less Alone

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Being atypical isn't easy. Trust me, I know from personal experience. Very personal experience, too personal to get too much into details here. So, when Netflix announced their new show Atypical, created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother) and Seth Gordon (also The Goldbergs, as well as the recent Baywatch movie), I was intrigued and eagerly awaited its arrival. As a mom with few outlets and connections to a world that is very personal and quite complicated, as well as incredibly lonely, I was eager to see how TV would portray a boy Read More

04Aug

“Fun Mom Dinner” Gets Real About Motherhood

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Let's face it. Motherhood is hard. There's no lying about it. Anyone that does is avoiding a universal truth. There's really no perfect manual for becoming a mom. No book out there, including the What to Expect series, which was one of the only series on the shelves when I was pregnant, truly outlines all the up's and down's of motherhood and what a woman really faces as her identity shifts. My own life shifted in a very profound way that I never truly expected when I had kids. Some of which is good; some of which is more difficult. Motherhood is Read More