27Oct

Announcing The Noir Series, a Play (live and online)

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If you're into live theater and don't live in NYC, here is an opportunity to experience a new production....from your living room! Heretick Theater Lab’s live production of “The Noir Series”, a series of four thematically linked, interactive plays written by Stephen McFeely, Ed Brubaker, Nancy Keystone, John Hindman, and The Burglars of Hamm, will see four performances in Los Angeles which will be live streamed to the world via the internet. Studio audience tickets can be purchased for $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/.  Online purchases and Read More

26Oct

Where You’ll Find Me

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While I've been hunkering down on work and personal life over the last few months, I've managed to keep on writing about my favorite activity: TRAVEL. I do have a few trips coming up very soon, so stay tuned for more, more, more as I continue my journey to explore the world, mostly with my kids in tow. I want to inspire them by showing them parts of the world I didn't really start exploring until I hit adulthood. Here's where you'll find me. Over on MiniTime, where I write bi-monthly about family travel, I wrote about Great Things to Do with Read More

22Oct

Why New Yorkers Need a Women’s Equality Party #voteWEP

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It's probably not news to you when you hear that women’s equality is suffering across the country. Women are making, on average, 77 cents on the dollar and continue to face discrimination in the workplace. A man is 32 times more likely to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company than a woman. Every woman deserves the opportunity to become a powerhouse in her field. 25% of women experience domestic violence in her lifetime. These women need a break. And if you live in New York state, listen up. There's a better chance this could happen in just three Read More

21Oct

The Culture Mom App Suggestion: Explore NYC Parks

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I love NYC. I love walking its streets, eating its food, exploring its neighborhoods. When I lived on the Upper West Side, a trip to its public parks was a crucial part of my life to escape the nuttiness of my daily, wonderful life. I would have loved a simple and easy way to navigate the parks all over the city - all 1,900 of them. That was a while ago, before the invention of anything starting with an "i". Today there's an app for everything, and now there's Explore NYC Parks, built by Brooklyn-based web developer Andy Glass. While New York City is Read More

20Oct

My Latest on MiniTime: 10 Reasons to Visit Iceland with Kids

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My latest piece over on MiniTime is about a family travel destination close to my heart, ICELAND. We took the kids about five years ago. It wasn’t the most obvious of places to visit on our annual summer holiday but somehow or other, but we were definitely curious and once we began to do our research, we decided it would be our summer holiday destination.  The kids didn’t know what to expect when they heard the word “Iceland” – they thought we were going to go ice-skating and skiing during all throughout the holiday. Iceland is truly one of those Read More

17Oct

Review: Lincoln Center Theater’s The Oldest Boy by Sara Ruhl

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THE OLDEST BOY resonated with me on so many levels - as a mother, as a spiritual human being, as one who is curious about other cultures, as a theater lover who loves plays that revolve around women characters. Over the course of two hours during this new show by Sara Ruhl, I was introduced to a family torn apart by the husband's culture after two Buddhist monks appear at the door one day to declare a high-ranking lama, or high Buddhist teacher, has been reincarnated in the body of their son, Tenzin. The monks want permission to take him to a Read More

15Oct

Giveaway: Gone Girl Film Release {Soundtrack + Book}

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I have to admit that I saw GONE GIRL the first weekend of its release. I was dead curious to find out how the book translated to the screen (excuse the pun). It was precisely a year ago that I wrote about my book club's reaction to the book. The title of my post was A Book Club's Response to Gone Girl: Don't Marry a Psychopath.  It was a great discussion. As my book club discussed the book, we realized just how many layers the book had and how twisted the characters were. It was a roller coaster for each one of us. Most of us liked, loved it. We all Read More

14Oct

On Being Judged as a Mom

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I don't think I truly ever gave motherhood a thought before I stumbled into it 11-1/2 years ago after the birth of my first daughter. I didn't really know what how much my life would change after having kids. I was very young (in my opinion) when I had my first and I just wanted to do it all. But I found out quickly that I couldn't and over the years I've made decisions to enable to be a better parent, while not forgoing all my dreams, and unfortunately, I have been judged for them, even here on this blog. My original tag line was "For moms not ready to Read More

10Oct

Giveaway: Tickets to The Love Note, an Anti-Bullying Musical

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I fully support and love sharing shows with a social conscience. The Love Note is one such show. It's an anti-bullying musical playing in New York City, written by playwright/composer Gail Phaneuf, is directed by Russell Garrett, with music direction by Rachael Ziering, produced by James Farrelly. I have two kids, ages 9 and 11, and bullying is definitely something I worry about. Just look at some of the statistics: - 15% of girls are bullied 2-3 times a month. - It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack Read More

08Oct

Jennifer Garner, My New Kindred Spirit

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My heroine of the week is Jennifer Garner. She's the first celebrity I've ever seen admit that her belly grew after pregnancy and never returned to its normal size. I'm literally in awe of her for admitting that people are RUDE to ask her about it and tabloids have even posted headlines underneath her photo declaring her upcoming 4th child with Ben Affleck is on its way. It's just goes to show you: Don't believe what you read! Ellen DeGeneres put the question out there on the table recently on her show and Jennifer said this: "I get congratulated Read More