The Mother of All Social Media

I have no problem admitting that I’m a huge fan (and addict) of Facebook. I often post my status, and upload pictures. Yes, I admit it, I absolutely love checking in daily (ok, multiple times a day). While there are a fair share of annoying posts out there, and some days it feels like there […]

Wanda’s Monster, The Musical

This past weekend, my daughter and I headed to Theater 3 near Times Square to see Wanda’s Monster The Musical, based on Eileen Spinelli’s 2002 book. With music and lyrics by one of our favorites, Laurie Berkner, the show begins with Wanda’s hip Granny singing some catchy songs that have the audience wiggling excitedly in […]

Little Dancers Making a Big Difference

This past weekend my daughter hosted her very first fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of NY. Her interest in the House began when she participated in the Fun Run in Kindergarten and she became committed, after having had the opportunity to tour the House. Her goal is to raise $12,775. This will cover a […]

Back and Forth Through Time on the Lower East Side

This past weekend, we headed down to the Lower East Side for an afternoon filled with history, fun and a deliciously messy meal! Our adventure began at the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street. This historical treasure trove of Old New York can only be enjoyed by guided tour. We chose the one most geared for […]

Thick Skins Needed for Thin Walls

One of the downsides of living in the city is that neighborly noise levels are a relative unknown until you’ve unpacked your boxes and start settling in. At open houses, the focus tends to be closet size and amount of sunlight exposure as opposed to the acoustics of the building. In my very first studio, […]

Museum of Natural History- Whales: Giants of the Deep

Our family always gets excited about new exhibits at the Museum of Natural History. The newest one, Whales: Giants of the Deep, does not disappoint. The Museum has an impressive ability to consistently curate exhibits that are family-friendly and really interesting for all age groups. While the little ones might not have the ability or […]

Life In The Blink Of An Island

We just got back from a wonderful family trip to Barbados. Just the other day, as I was floating in the magnificently turquoise waters, I couldn’t help but think back to all the trips I’ve been lucky enough to take to this special destination. I reflected on how each trip and island has represented a […]

The Traditions We Pass Down

Despite the fact that it still feels like we’re stuck in the middle of winter, at precisely 7:02 am on March 20th, the vernal equinox marked the beginning of Spring. This first day of Spring also marks Nowruz, the Persian New Year, a very special holiday in Iran, the country of my birth. The name […]

Long Live Date Night

Before I was married, I clearly remember a conversation I had with Linda, a very close friend of mine, about her marriage. Linda is older than me (we won’t get specific about how much older) and I’ve always looked up to her. She and her husband have raised four daughters, who have all turned out […]

Saving Time In A (Beer) Bottle

This past Saturday was busier than most. The day’s schedule started with a family trip to church for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for our seven year old. After a confession, which was no doubt filled with the many ways she annoys her little sister, there was Easter shoe shopping to be done, followed by a […]