Role Mommy on the Run
When you grow up in a two bedroom apartment like I did in Queens NY, seldom are there opportunities for a kid to learn basic home improvement or repair tricks of the trade. Unless you were the son of the building's super, which I wasn't by the way, most apartment raised kids don't have a clue on how to fix anything. I have been a home owner in Westchester NY now for seventeen years and can shamefully, but honestly say, not once during that time, have I ever fixed, installed, repaired, refurbished, adjusted, tinkered with, or altered anything in my home myself. I wish that weren't the case and I know my wife wonders why she never put home competency on her checklist for requisite qualities in a man who she would ever marry.... Read more
From the Blogs
When it comes to commuting in New York City, I like to fancy myself as the ultimate navigation expert. I know how to traverse the streets of Manhattan via subway, bus and even pedicab. But when it comes to parking, you definitely need to up your game - especially if you decide to drive into the city during your workweek. ... Read more
Baseball, pool and bike. Baseball, pool and bike. As a kid, those were the only things on my mind when summer arrived, school let out and very little stood in my way of a great time. While the kids I grew up with had mixed summer interests, the one thing we all had in common was how much we loved going to the pool. It didn't matter what you were doing before the pool and it didn't matter after. All we knew was that going swimming at some point during the day was one of summer's inalienable rights. I think that's true for most kids today. Maybe not for all, but certainly most children think of water when they think of summer.... Read more
I recently read an article in the New York Times about the generation that's striving to make a difference in our world. They're called Generation Z and I recently met an extraordinary teen who embodies the Generation Z spirit -- Jack Jones, an 18 year old high school senior and student athlete who has travelled to Africa every summer where he has learned the importance of preserving and protecting nature. The youngest of four children, Jack has just published a inspiring new children's book that helps raise awareness and educate children and their parents about the importance of saving Black Rhinos. ... Read more
It started innocently enough. I caught a few promos of a new show featuring Sutton Foster and Debi Mazar and I was intrigued. A show about Liza, 40 something divorcee who was struggling to break back into the publishing world after a 15 year hiatus. Sounded totally plausible. But then, there was the twist. After being interviewed by the dreaded GenX nemesis...Millennials, Liza was doomed. She was deemed irrelevant, old, a mom who should just give up and pack it in. That is until she went out drinking with her BFF Maggie and they run into a 26 year old tattoo artist who actually thinks Liza is the same age as he is. ... Read more
I pride myself on the relationship I have with my daughter. Sure we have more than our fair share of knock down drag out fights, but they are usually resolved the same day and there are never personal attacks involved. We argue over things that happened or didn't happen, not about who each of us are as people, which I believe is critical to a good relationship between any two parties. Rebecca knows (hopefully) that she can literally tell me anything and it will be without embarrassment for her or judgement by me. But there seems to be a lingering issue over the last 10 months between us that just won't go away. ... Read more
Plus: Take Back the Kitchen: Spinach with Chick Peas, Must See Reality TV: The Briefcase on CBS, Tamera Mowry-Houseley Named Resident Mom of the Year, Let the Summer Camp Preparation Begin, and even more in the archives!
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