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A humorous take on the trials, tribulations and joys of parenting in NYC.

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The latest travel information plus insider event and sightseeing tips for New York City, Boston,.. Hawaii, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Bermuda.

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Each day, I hope to jot down three good things to help me focus on the positive aspects of life.

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The NYC Insider's guide to the NYC Marathon, inspired by the thoughts and experiences of a.. first-time marathoner.

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  • on Dec 3, 2016 in fashion
    I'm getting excited about our holiday cruise.  Here are the clothes, accessories and jewelry I'm thinking about packing (organized day-by-day):Dec. 23 - fly to Ft. Lauderdalewhite jeanspink shirt, green cashmere sweater...
  • Packing for a Caribbean Cruise
    on Dec 3, 2016 in fashion
    I'm getting excited about our holiday cruise.  Here are the clothes, accessories and jewelry I'm thinking about packing (organized day-by-day):Dec. 23 - fly to Ft. Lauderdalewhite jeanspink shirt, green cashmere sweater...
  • Fashion Trends, Fall 2016
    on Aug 13, 2016 in fashion
    Fall's Hot 5, according to InStyle:Cool-girl floralsAnimal printEvening for dayMenswear motifsMilitaryThe Zoe Report's Top 12:Prim petalsSleek satinLuxe velvetDouble breasted coatsRomantic tiered lacePlatform bootsShades of rustBold checksSplashy seq...
  • July 4th Menu and Packing List
    on Jun 29, 2016
    MenuFridayDinner: hamburgers or chicken Caesar salad w/watermelonSaturdayBreakfast: oj, coffee, cereal/bananas, banana bread, granola barsLunch: FD pizzaDinner (Dorflinger): sandwiches, potato/macaroni salad, coleslaw, browniesSundayBreakfast:&n...
  • 3 Days in Clinton Corners
    on Jun 22, 2016
    Lots to do and see! But here are the things that struck me most:Innisfree Garden ( Farrand Garden ( Mills Mansion (
  • Words by Famous Women
    on Jun 20, 2016
    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you thi...
  • Women Who Were Late Bloomers
    on Jun 9, 2016
    6 Iconic Women Who Had Not Made It By 409 Badass Women Who Had Not ‘Made It’ By 30Mary Kay Ash: Starting at New Business at Age 45...
  • Ode to Dogs by Michael Meyerhofer
    on Jun 9, 2016
    Love this poem I just saw from Goodreads:Ode to Dogsby Michael Meyerhofer (Goodreads Author) I am tired of hearing about dogsused as metaphors for the uncivilized.Imagine a world in which humanspossessed at least twenty timesas many olfactory recepto...
  • Good Things
    on May 31, 2016
    Some time ago, I began to jot down three things every day that made me grateful or happy. Here is a running list of those good things. Some are big, some are small; all are wonderful in some way.My NYC mug.Sinful delight coffee.Learning that warmed u...
  • Feeling Nostalgic
    on May 18, 2016
    I was going through some old papers tonight and found a clipping from Glamour magazine that mentioned my old web site as a good resource (in this case, for NYC sample sales). It reminded me of the time I saw people reading print-outs from the website...
  • The Benefits of Gratitude
    on May 6, 2016
    1. The Wall Street Journal had a nice piece a while ago about the myriad benefits of being grateful for the good things in your life.  2. Similarly, the paper published a piece about how gratitude improves our mental and phys...
  • Healthier Homes Have Houseplants
    on Apr 28, 2016
    A research study commissioned by NASA found that common house plants improve air quality by removing pollutants and a variety of toxic air emissions, including ammonia, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, benzene, xylele and trichloroethylene. The study r...
  • Favorite TED Talks
    on Apr 26, 2016
    I love TED talks. I like the format. I like the often offbeat topics. And I like the idea that previously under-the-radar folks can instantly become online celebrities. So with that said, here are some of my favorite TED talks: Shawn Achor: "The Hap...
  • Life Goals
    on Apr 23, 2016
    I worry about my boys focusing on career goals rather than life goals as they plan their educational journey. Having never thought myself about what I wanted in any sense other than to "be successful" (whatever that means), I didn't stop to consider...
  • Happy Habits
    on Apr 23, 2016
    I love this good list of "Happy Habits" from Ladies Home Journal:Laugh. This simple act releases endorphins and makes you feel good. Laughing also invites laughter from other people -- a social connection that will boost your mood, too.Coun...
  • Songs for Samantha
    on Apr 17, 2016
    At one time, when cassette tapes and CDs were the primary way of listening to recorded music, creating mix tapes to share or to gift was the way that many of us played DJ, created a special playlist, or shared songs with someone special. During this...
  • Lotsa Lists
    on Apr 16, 2016
    6 Things You Didn't Know About Happiness10 Habits of Happy People13 Proven Ways to Make Your Own Luck15 Ways to be a Happier Human17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day22 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2 Minutes or Less27 Ways to Get Stuff Done40...
  • 3 Steps to Better Posture
    on Apr 14, 2016
    Despite the usual cliche, my mom never told me to stand up straight (although my husband does and my running coach did, too). But I know I should and so I am reminding myself that there are three reasons why good posture is a good thing:1. You look s...
  • Packing for Boston
    on Mar 18, 2016 in fashion
    I'm thinking about packing for a trip to Boston next week. This time of year can be tricky--I want to believe that winter's over, but the truth is that temps can still be a bit nippy. So I'll need to be prepared with layers.I have to think carefully...
  • Words to Live By
    on Aug 19, 2015
    "Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we'll never meet. It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones: The histor...