little things aren’t so little anymore. the girl is 9…


Iwas worried it was going to be a hard birthday for her. While she was thinking about dolls and sewing and pretending to be famous gymnasts with her sister, I was torn between enjoying her flitterings and mourning the fact that I’m not able to say goodbye to my cousin and waiting for updates about […]

The Kindle Fire is not an iPad and I love it for that.

First a disclaimer: I have been hesitant to launch into e-readers in any way since their inception. E-readers remove that intoxicating smell of ink from the reading experience, as well as the ability to dog-ear the corners in a way that makes you feel like a fourth grade rebel. You can’t rip off the half […]

the most wonderful time of the year… our little chanuka miracle

chanuka cookies

The most wonderful time of the year… It may be, but it’s also one of the most complicated. When I sent my kids to Jewish Day School, I expected the annual conversation about why we don’t celebrate Xmas, but somehow I expected the impact to be lighter than it was as the only Jewish kid […]

The Pen Ready Project…

If you haven’t already checked it out and especially if you’re thinking about a gift for your favorite photographer, you should check out Olympus’ Pen Ready Project. Olympus gave more than 1,000 people a new Olympus PEN® E-PM1 camera as part of a campaign that spanned more than six cities to show what non-professional, everyday […]

this is what happens when you let the kids choose their pose for the family photo…


Wordless Wednesday…

a lesson in forgiveness…

Last weekend the news came out that the Brewers’ Ryan Braun took Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). We were at a party and got the call from Sam. “The news is saying Ryan Braun took drugs and my stomach hurts.” I’m not positive the two were connected, but I am guessing yes. Because really, despite the […]

it’s a girl thing… the one nobody talks about.

So right off, I want to issue a PSA… If you’re reading this and you’re a guy and you have no interest in things that you’d rather not know about women, or probably more specifically about me, and even more specifically about me and mammograms, then you should probably just skip this post. And if […]

holiday comforts…

sleeping girls

This post is sponsored by Tempur-Pedic, the brand millions of owners trust to deliver their best night’s sleep every night. Enjoy our Buy 2, get 1 free pillow offer now and give the gift of custom comfort to someone you love. ——————————– Amazingly, the holidays are upon us. Not sure how it happened since I […]

win tix to see Happy Feet Two…

happy feet

Remember that uber cute penguin movie? Which one? Penguins seem to be the thing lately, but Happy Feet started the trend and now you have the chance to see the sequel! Let me know if you want to be one of the first to see it and Allied Marketing will give you and three guests free tix to see […]

i’ve jumped on the pinterest train… lookit my terrarium!


wordless wednesday… (it counts as a pet, right?)

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