When Divorce is the Only Way

I have a friend with a two-year-old boy who is in a “miserable marriage.” It’s hard to imagine getting divorced with a toddler running around the house, but she feels like she has no choice. Her and her husband fight all day and night about everything. She claims he doesn’t want to be a dad,…

Waking Up: One Dying Woman’s Amazing Message

On a rainy Friday, I’m curled up in bed, not exactly sure where to take my toddler this morning. He’s been up since 4:30am but who is counting, right? He’s playing at the moment with my husband but checks in on me every 10-15 minutes to make sure I’m up. I can be miserable this…

Mindful Parenting

The other day I was at one of those trampoline parks and saw a dad lose it on his 5-year-old boy in the locker area. Maybe the kid was acting up and not listening, but I wondered if that would be me in a few years. Would I get that angry around my child and lose…

Anxiety & Parenting

It feels like the level of anxiety goes up a few notches when you have kids. All of a sudden, you worry about simple things in life like never before. For example, taking a train in NYC is suddenly terrifying. Images of terrorist attacks or train crashes might go through your head, preventing you from…

Toddlers & Their Trouble Detaching

Last night my mother-in-law was over watching our little boy and I went out, even though leaving my boy isn’t always easy to do. At the age of two, my boy is extremely attached to me. He won’t be with anyone else but me for very long, not even his own father. I mean, I’m…

Screen Time Trouble: Like Mama, Like Son

If there is one thing I would have done differently as a mama, it was to never have introduced T.V. into my baby’s life, well till he was 13. I kid. But when he was about a year, everyone encouraged me to show him cartoons. “Aw look how cute, he likes Mikey Mouse?!” my mother…

Top Diets of 2018 and What Really Works for Weightloss

We were experiencing the Bomb Cyclone yesterday and were snowed in with my toddler and husband, which means all I wanted to do was sit around and … eat. What else was there to do? Well yes, we played with legos, read books, stuck stickers all over our furniture, napped, turned our coffee table into…

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Breaking Free From the System

My mom friend, who is a doctor working two long days a week, is from Spain and misses the many vacation days she had when she lived in Europe. She could take off about five weeks a year. That is unheard of here, especially in this crazy, fast-paced, city of workaholics in New York City. Even…

Low Carb, Fat and Sugar Breakfast Recipes

Just about everyone is ready to kick this new year off eating well, right? Yeah, I thought I did too until I started making my kid pancakes with Canadian maple syrup yesterday morning. It was all over after that. One lick on my finger led to three pancakes down. They were so good though! Breakfast…

Sugar & My Honey 

We all love to throw the term around, “Everything in moderation,” but that’s almost impossible with sugar. That yummy, white, sandy substance is in just about everything we eat these days. Well, unless you’re a vegan or have the will power of a bull, which is just not me. Truthfully, I’m pretty lax when my boy…