Wordless Wednesday: Weekday Mornings

Everyday breakfast

This is what my husband does every morning for the kids.  They don't always sit down to this lovely breakfast set-up -- but he does it anyway.  Gotta love that.  That and the fact that he wakes me up every morning by bringing me a cup of coffee in bed!  So when he bugs me, I just think of: weekday Continue Reading

BJ’s: The Loehmann’s of Grocery Shopping

Never pay retail. That's the mantra of many a woman who grew up in New York.  For us, (OK, for mostly Jewish women of a certain age) Loehmann's was the only place to shop. There, in the racks and racks of schmattas lay untold designer treasures -- at 50-75% off retail. It was like Mecca for Jews.  Continue Reading

Shopping the Big Box Stores in Style

Tomorrow, BJ's warehouse opens in Flushing. To any of you outside of NYC, this might not seem like a big deal.  But, here in NY, land of the shoebox apartments,  big box stores are a big big deal. And groceries are really, really expensive. So the addition of a BJ's to the city is a pretty big Continue Reading

Wii Fit Plus Winner

First of all, let me tell you: you guys like your sweets. I asked you to write a comment with your worst holiday indulgence and I think I gained ten pounds just reading them. Lots of people said fudge, and Christmas cookies. But some people really let it all hang out.  Like Moonlighting Mama, who Continue Reading

Bagels are Kosher for Passover, right?

I had a bagel for breakfast today.  Normally, that wouldn't be a big deal.  Maybe not the wisest choice, given the tagline of my blog-- but not such a big deal, either. Except that I'm Jewish, it's Passover, and I'm not supposed to be eating bagels. I'm supposed to be eating Matzoh.  So I'm feeling Continue Reading

Weight Watchers Weigh In Update #1

Weight Watchers. The two most terrifying words in the English language.  (Though I suppose that "Compassionate Conservative" and "Hairy Back" might be contenders.) And yet here I am, once again, doing the WW.  Counting the points, weighing the portions,trying to decide if a deck of cards (the proper Continue Reading

Weight Weight Don’t Tell Me

I hate people who sigh and say "I'm never HUNGRY in the summer. It's so HOT. I ALWAYS lose weight." Oh yeah? I'm always eating in the summer (who said hunger has anything to do with it?), when it's hot, I need ice-cream, and I ALWAYS gain weight. For this reason, I have never invested in a Continue Reading

Looking Good at Any Price

Have you ever noticed that the worse your body is, the more you have to spend on a bathing suit? I've been to the Lands End site with all of it's symbols about body type and claims of flattery. And I've always liked the suits. Not too flashy. Not too revealing. But in the end, not too exciting, Continue Reading