“Early Decision” Shines a Light on College Admission

The all-important date of October 1 is drawing near. What’s so critical about October 1, you ask? The date has little significance for most people in the world. But for those familiar with college admissions – including high school seniors – October 1 is the day that most universities start accepting applications for admission. Lacy […]

The Power of Remembering

This week always makes me sad. My eyes fill with tears at the mere sight of the American flag. Fear feels like a long-lost companion anytime I hear a jet plane overhead. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years, yet it still feels so raw. Of course, I’m talking about September 11, 2001. I […]

‘Tis the Season for Apple Honey Cake

Last week I made a honey apple cake from The Shiksa in the Kitchen as part of our Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebration. I’ve always made my Grandmother’s apple cake for the holiday,  which is still one of my favorite desserts. But this year, I wanted to try something different. This cake did not disappoint! I followed The […]

The First Day of Kindergarten

We made it to kindergarten! Sophie had a fantastic first day and I managed to not shed any tears. Well, I didn’t shed any tears on the first day, but I was quite emotional the week leading up to yesterday. More than anything, I was just so excited for her to start this new phase […]

Back to School with Fresh Produce Dresses

It’s a BIG week in our house — Sophie starts kindergarten at a new school. Of course, a new school year calls for a few new outfits to mark the occasion. Sophie picked out two Fresh Produce dresses, both of which are super cute! I’ve always loved the comfort of Fresh Produce clothes, but until recently, […]