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6 Rules for Putting Together Your “Forever” Wardrobe

What is a “forever” wardrobe? A mix of pieces that will stand the test of time. You will want to build your “forever” wardrobe over time and have it stocked with well-tailored, professional clothing for those job fairs and interviews, as well as for just looking well-kept and put-together. These are a few things over […]

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Cranberyy-Sauce Bread

My husband was so kind to do the shopping for me this week, you know the last-minute stuff you just think you won’t survive without for the Thanksgiving meal. I had a list…he didn’t use it, so I ended up with a few things I really didn’t want. One of those things was canned cranberry […]

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How to Choose a Baby Name

Choosing your baby’s name is quite a responsibility; not only will your selection be judged by nearly everyone who hears it, but you’re also making a choice that will literally define your child. Between the pressures of pleasing family, honoring relatives and finding a name on which you and your spouse agree, picking baby’s name […]

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Sex, Love and Parenthood

ModdedMomma: Every parent needs to read your book. It would be a great gift with the purchase of a stroller.Esther Perel: If every time you buy a stroller, you get a book that reminds you of another focus that you are likely to forget at that time, that would be incredible. ModdedMomma: You are so […]

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Moving Sucks

Apologies for the lack of recent posts. I am not gone, only in moving hell. We moved into our new house last Tuesday and are still surrounded by boxes, which is good because we have entire rooms that are devoid of furniture. Unless the cardboard box look will be championed by Domino magazine (if you […]

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Can you speak “nanny”?

In the Home & Garden section of the New York Times, there’s an article called “How to Speak Nanny”. The piece highlights the all-too-often communication breakdowns that can occur between mom and caregiver and discusses why the mom/nanny relationship – especially ones in New York City – often involve a certain degree of strife. As […]

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Don’t tell Mom the babysitter’s old

So, believe it or not, my husband and I are using a babysitter for the first time tonight. Before you think I’m one of those freak show moms who fears leaving her kid in the hands of another person, allow me to explain: My husband and I have gone out numerous times – it’s just […]

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Homemade Nutri-grain Bars

This is my second attempt at these–the first time around my filling was too tart (i did apple and didn’t reduce it on the stove first-oops). Both times, I was seeking to make a healthier version of Nutri-grain bars. This time around I am using blueberries and am adjusting the dough recipe a bit. I […]

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A new rug!

Here’s the most recent update in my adventures participating in the American Express Membership Rewards “Live On Points” challenge to revamp my bedroom using points only: So, for my initial 50,000 ($500 value) points purchase, I decided to get myself a new rug to replace this positively nauseating one my husband and I have had […]

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Maintaining Your Spa. The Simple Facts

Who wouldn’t love slipping into a steamy spa to soak away the tensions of the day. A spa, just like any other cherished possession, requires periodic maintenance and upkeep to keep it clean and the water crystal clear.If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub or spa and are wondering how much is involved in […]