07Mar

My Hair Got Featured in the New York Daily News!

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05Mar

Thinking About Admission

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of screening ADMISSION , a Paul Weitz film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.  I also had the chance to meet and attend a press conference with all three the next day.  Three publics figures whose work I adore, it was quite the treat. Tina Fey was just as cute, tiny and down-to-earth as I expected (seriously, could you just gag?).  I particularly liked her response when asked if getting into NYC schools is harder than getting into Princeton. About the interview process, she said: What if you have to take them that Read More

03Mar

Review: Cinderella on Broadway Offers “Possibility”

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When I was growing up, my mother filled our lives with the songs and music of composers Rodgers & Hammerstein.  She took us to revivals at the local theaters of Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and, naturally, The Sound of Music.  My sister performed in several of these shows and I played their music on the piano.  Their music, shows and films definitely played an important part of my youth, which I'm always happy to relive. I also relish the opportunity to introduce my own daughter to pieces of my past and their stories are full of Read More

02Mar

Falling Through the Cracks

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  This week I had a lot on my mind, but I didn't really think about the impact of any of it on my family.  That was selfish. Until last night as I was putting my daughter to bed, we started to have one of our "private" conversations.  She's very into our alone chats lately.  As she nears the double digits (she's turning 10 soon), I sense more of a need for this time together. I realized I hadn't been in the moment often enough for her this week and had neglected to have these conversations as often as I should have. And earlier this Read More

01Mar

Giveaway: Admission with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd Premiere Screening

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I saw the new film ADMISSION with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd a few weeks ago.  While I can't express my thoughts quite yet on the film, I did recently write my interview with Tina Fey over at Women & Hollywood/Indiewire.  Please check it out. I can't elaborate much about the film for another week or so, so here is a generic summary: Tina Fey (“30 Rock” and goddess) and Paul Rudd (“This is 40” and recently "Grace" on Broadway) are paired for the first time on-screen in the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “In Read More

27Feb

Girls on HBO – A Lesson on Life’s Disappointments

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  My favorite show on TV right now is Girls on HBO.  I've been watching it since season 1, episode 1 and while some people are questioning whether it's as good as last year, I'm relishing every moment.  I watch each episode over and over, capturing lines that I missed the first time around.  Each episode is brilliantly written and takes me back to not only my life in NYC as a 20-something getting started in this thing we call "adulthood" but also to the feelings of muddling through the waters on my own for the first time in my life.  I think of Read More

27Feb

Skiing at Windham Mountain with the Family

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Last weekend we were faced with ten days ahead of us of no school for the kids, so we decided to pack our bags and head north for a few days of skiing.  We headed to Windham Mountain, just 200 miles from NYC (2 hours and 45 minutes by car), in the Catskills. My kids were psyched as we don't ski as a family all that often.  My husband and son go regularly, but my daughter  and I are lesser skilled and I knew we would require a warm-up before taking off on the slopes. Windham is a very popular slope for New Yorkers, but we were still surprised to see as Read More

24Feb

My Thoughts on Marissa Mayer’s Decree On Working from Home

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  I've written a lot about my quest for the perfect situation to enable me to both work and take care of my children often on this blog.  A few years ago, I posted over on ScaryMommy about the dilemma I faced when I went back to work fulltime after my daughter was born.  Faced with a long commute across state lines to the office and raging hormones after just having given birth a few months earlier, I made the decision to leave when my flexible schedule to ease my return to work (3 days in the office, 2 at home) went out the window.  I left a job Read More

21Feb

A Day at The Museum of the City of New York

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I wasn’t born in NYC but I became an official New Yorker on 9/11.  I was in the city when the towers fell and from that day on, I was no longer an ex-pat.  My accent got thicker, my roots got tighter and I set down my fort and never left.  Just a few years later, I would bring two children into this world and they would inherit my fierce patriotism to the city we live in.  Our passion for the city is universal and I never have to struggle to get my kids in for a dose of culture. So, during the February break, I decided it was time to visit the Museum Read More

21Feb

Giveaway: Orphans on Broadway with Alec Baldwin

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One of the most talked about shows coming to Broadway this season is Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin and and Tom Sturridge. After seven seasons playing network executive Jack Donaghy  on the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” Baldwin is returning to Broadway.  The play is directed by the Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (“The Columnist,” “Proof”), who directed "Glengarry Glen Ross” last year. This is the story: Two orphaned brothers live in their decrepit North Philadelphia row house. They survive by petty thievery and a steady diet of tuna fish and daytime Read More