When I was twelve, making chocolate chip cookies was a big deal. My mother was not big on the culinary arts. As an immigrant, she had bigger fish to fry than baking cookies with her kids. I kind of understood her struggle at that young age. I saw how much she had to do, definitely … Continue reading Churros
My oldest was off from school yesterday so we went on a hike together. I don’t take for granted that she, number one CAN do a one hour hike with me at my pace and two, is WILLING to do it. At a time when I’m hearing many moms complain about their daughter’s attitude and … Continue reading Give Them Focus and Respect and You Will Get it Back
Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
Their chemistry is unique. I can’t quite explain it. Both are super active, whitty, sassy, and smart. They met in preschool. I’ve never heard anyone make Annika laugh as hard as Owen. I’m not sure what the future holds but i’ve told Brigitta, I hope Annika marries someone who make her laugh and think the … Continue reading Her Buddy Owen
Annika has been playing the violin for one year. She started in October 2012. She has had one recital and one event where she has had to play in front of people. It’s been good and with each performance she gets more comfortable in the public eye. She loves it. She hates it. I see too … Continue reading Violin