Deceptively Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have any of you used Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook? I bought it a few years ago because I really liked the idea of finding ways to add fruits and vegetables to recipes. One of my favorite recipes in the book are her chocolate chip cookies. But this is no ordinary chocolate chip cookie. It’s healthy. […]

Going on a Color Walk

An activity Sophie and I have been enjoying is our weekend walk around the neighborhood. Recently we decided to go on a Color Walk, after being inspired by this creative blog post. The idea behind the Color Walk was to find things in nature that matched different colors. First I got one of those plastic […]

Crockpot Chili Creation

Last week I had no idea what to make for dinner. I pulled out my crockpot and a frozen package of beef stew meat chunks. I starred at both for a few minutes and then it hit me — chili in the crockpot. I typically make chili with ground beef on the stove. So I […]

A New Chapter Begins

There are two quotes that have been hanging on my bulletin board for many years. These phrases are ones that have gone with me to all my jobs and remind me every day what I’m working toward. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step at a time.” — Lao Tzu “If your […]

The Popular Girl

When I was in kindergarten, there was a girl in my class that everyone loved. Audrey, was her name. She was nice, cute and friendly to all. Everyday people asked her to come over to their house for a playdate. I guess it got to be too much for Audrey because she started showing up […]

Hamantashen: A Purim Treat

Purim, one of the most loved Jewish holidays for kids, is coming up March 23. Purim tells the story of the courageous Queen Esther who saves the Jewish people from the evil King Haman. Jewish communities hold Purim carnivals where kids and adults dress-up, usually in crowns, costumes and jewelry. Groggers (noise makers), masks and hamantashen […]

Opting Out of Dirty Playground Dates

This was one of my very first blog posts. Since most of you were not here then, I thought I’d share it with you now. I’m still not a big fan of parks and sand-filled playgrounds. But I have become a bit more tolerant.  New content will be back next week! Am I a bad […]