You Can Never Tell With Kids…


When my children started speaking, it didn’t take long for David and Eva to begin speaking in sentences. For Samuel it took a little longer. Now, my son who was last to speak in a sentence is first in being able to answer questions in a meaningful way. In fact, he is almost at the stage where you can have a conversation with him, which I think is astounding! Watching the development of my kids has shown me that in fact every child is different and it’s dangerous to compare kids. The child who is last in area today may be first tomorrow and vice versa. That’s why it always puzzles me when I … [Read more...]

Catch Me Monthly On NBC Connecticut!


Good news to share! I will now be appearing as a regular guest on NBC Connecticut! I will be talking about all things parenting with the show’s anchor and Emmy-award winning journalist, Kerri-Lee Mayland. So if there’s a topic you’d like to see us talk about, please send it along and perhaps you’ll see it during my next segment! … [Read more...]

Toddler Trend Alert: Magna-Tiles!


Magna-Tiles are the new developmental “it” toy for toddlers and preschoolers everywhere! I originally learned about this toy from a fellow mom, but now moms everywhere are buzzing about Magna-Tiles. With these magnetic tiles your little one will be able to create all sorts of geometric shapes and be stimulated for minutes at a time. The downside to this toy though is that it’s super expensive. It’s about $120-$150 for a set of 100 tiles but arguably worth it. Kids really do love Magna-Tiles (including mine) and it’s the kind of toy that grows … [Read more...]

A Birthday Celebration With Friends!


Today is my birthday and it has caused me to think about many things. It’s caused me to think about the things I have done and the things I still want to do. It’s also caused me to think about all the ways that we as women and as moms can all live happier, healthier and more beautiful lives! Certainly one of the ways we can do that is by making time for friends. Studies show that women who spend more time with friends are healthier and live longer! So over the weekend I got together with some of my college besties to celebrate my birthday and to reconnect. Over the next few days, though, … [Read more...]

Making Peace With My Birthday…


So Monday is my birthday and this one’s a toughie. Generally, I am pretty psyched about celebrating my birthday but this one is different. This one is a little bit scary for me. In fact, it doesn’t even sound like it should be my birthday. It sounds like it should be someone else’s. Thus, I have been avoiding all talks of celebration until one day a friend finally told me to just “buck up.” So I did. While I can’t say that I have no apprehension about my birthday. I can say I have a new perspective. I can also say that I plan on celebrating this … [Read more...]

Mommy Vent: I Hate It When My Husband Plays “Good Cop.”


In a lot of households moms are still taking the lead in childcare. So we see it all from our kids, the good, the bad and the ugly. A few days back, my son Samuel started playing in the kitchen while I was making breakfast. I told him not to play in the kitchen because it's dangerous. I've told him this many times before. Two seconds later he came charging back into the kitchen and almost got hurt. So I yelled at him. Needless to say I felt horrible after I yelled at him because it is not like me to do so. Before, I could process what happened, though, my husband came over, whisked him … [Read more...]

Our Latest Art Purchase


Those of us who grew up in New York City during the 80s remember this iconic image very well! The artist is Lyle Owerko and it’s from a collection of work called “The Boombox Project.” … [Read more...]

Why A Trip To Grandma’s House May Make Your Child Smarter!


My kids have two grandmas and they love going to their grandma’s house. So we try to bring them to see their grandmas as often as possible. It’s good for them and it’s good for us, but there’s another benefit. According to researchers at Notre Dame, exposing your child to many supportive caregivers (not just mom) is good for your child’s IQ! It also helps your child to better cope with adversity and stress and makes them more empathetic. When I read this bit of information, I immediately scheduled a visit to my mother in law’s … [Read more...]

Fashion Week: Milly Fall Collection 2013

Milly By Michelle Smith - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Fashion Week is over, but not just yet. Wednesday I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Milly's showing of it's Fall 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! The clothes were killer and the models really worked it! Check out the pics of some of my favorite looks! … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!


I got this beautiful arrangement from my husband this morning! What are your plans today? Pics of other treats...

Happy Valentine's Day! … [Read more...]