In Defense of Matt Lauer

Yesterday’s keruffle over Matt Lauer’s dubious line of questioning with  Mary Barra, the first female CEO of automotive giant GM, on the Today Show gave Lauer haters new fuel. (In a nutshell, he asked Barra if she thought she could be both a good CEO and a good Mom.  You know, just like he always […]

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Iceland: Greenest Family Vacation Ever

1Getting Ready to Snorkel in a continental rift
2"Hot" River, created by underground HotSprings
3. Hallgrímskirkja Church
4. On the Second Largest Glacier in Europe.

Last week, my family and I vacationed in Iceland. It wasn’t icy at all. As a matter of fact, temperatures in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and the city you’d be most likely to visit, are generally mild year-round.  They’re less cold in winter, and get less snow than NYC, plus, they have milder summers, too.  Who […]

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Hey New York! Do you know your zone?

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If you live in NYC, it’s hard to avoid the bus stop ads telling us all that “call grandma” is NOT an emergency plan.  And if you’ve lived here for any length of time, you’ve lived through enough disasters — both man-made and natural – that you know you really do need a plan.  Really. […]

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Crafting for Jews with Hershey’s

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On Purim, Jews celebrate Persians trying (but not succeeding) to kill us, on Channukah, we commemorate how the Greeks tried (and failed) to kill us, and on Passover, we celebrate escaping being killed by the Egyptians. All this, Shalom Auslander points out in his novel, Foreskin’s Lament. And all this, is why there aren’t a […]

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The Perfect Bacon Bowl

Yum.  Anything in The Perfect Bacon Bowl tastes better.

Like the bad Jew that I am, I LOVE bacon.  I can’t help it.  It has all the things I crave: fat, salt, crunch. Yum. So I was super excited to be invited to the Perfect Bacon Bowl Breakfast at the super fun Ellen’s StarDust Diner only a few train stops away. (full disclosure: while […]

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Forget Football: Go Drama Geeks!

   One Mom’s rant against the deification of sports. Raise your hand if you think the best thing about this past weekend’s Super Bowl was Bruno Mars.  Now raise your hand if your school has pep rallies, cheer leaders, and neighborhood celebrations for the school band, or the drama club, or the dance troupe. That’s […]

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