She Sings in the Shower

I have a 12 year old daughter. She is the youngest of my three girls – my last “tween” year, my last middle schooler, my last whiff of innocence. She sings in the shower.  It may not seem like a big deal, but very soon, the music she listens to will become “deep” and have…

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Walt Disney World Gender Reveal

Remember gender reveals back in the day? Mom is in labor, and several hours later, a certified medical professional yelled out in the delivery room, “It’s a ….!”? Well gender reveals have come a long way.  With Promposals, engagement ring scavenger hunts, and pop up weddings, it’s no wonder people are looking for new and unique…

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The Right Way to Celebrate an Anniversary

Is there a right way to celebrate your wedding anniversary?  I think most people would say there is.  Some fancy a romantic dinner at a favorite restaurant. Others would say a quiet movie without the kids. There would even be those who would take in a sporting event, do couples pottery, or see a show….

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Every New Beginning

One of my favorite song lyrics of all times is the line from the Semisonic song “Closing Time”, and it goes “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  It is actually a quote from Lucius Seneca, and it alludes to the sad feeling that comes over you, even as you take your first…

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Zeppoli Collingswood – Sicily Without Family Charm

Food is romantic.  It’s about love and family and flavors.  Jim and I long ago abandoned chain restaurants and began eating out with purpose – to find good food in comfortable environments that we would want to go back to time and again. Zeppoli Collingswood was like being in Sicily, except there was no family…

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Requiem for the Mother of the Bride

When you hear the word “requiem”, you always think death.  But in death, there is new life.  As the last chords of the requiem for the Mother of the Bride plays, a new life is indeed born.  Welcome, Mother-in-Law. Admittedly, I was never comfortable with my own Mother-in-Law.  She was kind on one hand, but…

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Chobani Mezé™ Dip – The Lighter Side of Summer

Our house goes through quite a lot of Chobani yogurt all year long, so imagine how thrilled I was to learn about Chobani Mezé™ Dips – bringing something a little lighter to summer parties! Newly released for your summer entertaining, Chobani Mezé™ Dips are a savory, rich, and creamy collection of dips that will make a splash…

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Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower

Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s just goes hand in hand for a bridal shower theme.  My daughter, who has always admired Audrey Hepburn and loves the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s got engaged last year, and as mom to not only the bride but the maid of honor and one of the bridesmaids, I was…

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