More Dangerous than the Weather

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”- Vivian Green Schools across Maryland were closed today because of supposed icy conditions. Fine, I don’t want to see anyone hurt, but the the sun is shinning now at 1 pm and my children are bored to tears. Read More

What is Love? The Ultimate Litmus Test

“What is Love?” The most Googled question in 2012 and still among Google’s most popular search queries to this day…yet we still have no definitive answer. Such an abstract emotion and intangible a concept that the verb to love can be used to express one’s intense affection for things of varying significance, importance and longevity. Read More

Have the Best Snowday Ever by Having These 12 Essential Things on Hand

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of snowdays. Snowdays are symbolic of freedom as they exist as an escape from our structured, over scheduled lives.  The happy memories I have of canceled school, sledding and hot cocoa with friends remain crystal clear in my minds eye to this day. The thrill of the snowday Read More

It’s #RAKweek2016 Have You Done Your Part?

Frustrated with the violence and terror that has swept the world in 2015 but feel at a loss when it comes to doing something to help at a personal level? Look no further. Take a stand with us to do something in 2016. “Thoughts and Prayers” are so 2015. Words without actions do nothing but Read More

The Most Important Message this Holiday Season

The most important message this holiday season is perhaps one that often gets over looked in the wake of consumerism and greed. Scrolling through the many family Hanukkah pictures on social media I can’t  help but notice that in the background of most of my friends requisite first night of Hanukkah pictures is a Christmas tree. Our tree Read More

Going Home for the Holiday’s – A Survival Guide

I like the idea of going home for the holidays but often have mixed emotions when I get there.  Our long Thanksgiving weekend in #Bethesda gives me the opportunity enjoy my hometown through the eyes of a tourist, discovering new places while still relishing the few old ones still in existence.  This extended #sundayfunday,  inspires me to begin working on  a Read More

How You Can Help Save The World- It’s A Lot Easier Than You May Think!

There are plenty of days when I feel like an #epicfailure as a mother, today however, was not one of those days #winning. Sunday morning doesn’t get better than fun family bonding, for a good cause, for FREE.  Family Social Action Day, a day to give back to the community and spend quality time with family while Read More

What Now, After Paris?

What now, after Paris? Finding light amongst the darkness is proving increasingly challenging for me in the aftermath of the tragic terror attacks in Paris Friday night. Mr Rodger’s posthumous viral advice tells us to concentrate on #lookingforthehelpers. Focusing on the knowble acts tragedy often brings out in mankind is a powerful tool for finding a Read More

How to Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

I awake at dawn in a quiet house, on a quiet street, to the unfamiliar sound of silence. Laying perfectly still, I open my eyes and realize I’m in my own bedroom. I wait for it, for the sound that must have awoken me, but there is only silence. No pitter patter of little feet, no Read More