Bubble Fun thanks to Gazillion Bubbles Giant Line plus a giveaway


I recently came across a quote that said “happiness is…….blowing bubbles” and you know what, it’s so true! Happiness IS bubbles.  I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh, please, Renee……”. But let me explain. When you see bubbles, it’s a natural reaction to pop them, be mesmerized by them, want to catch them on your fingers etc. [...]

Today you are 4


Dear Little Dude, It is mind-boggling that you are turning 4 today (I’m 2 days late! It was on Monday July 17)! I remember being pregnant with you like it was yesterday and here we are with you turning four and starting JK in September! Before I wrote this letter, I went back and read [...]

No more bottles

Comotomo bottles

Three years ago, as I was weaning Little Dude from breast-feeding, I did something that I thought was ok, but my pediatrician and husband disagreed.  I introduced a bottle. Little Dude was obsessed with my breasts for one week shy of 13 months. He would pull my shirt down in music class just to take a [...]

14 experiences I had that my kids won’t

Phone booth My So-Called Mommy Life

On Friday night, my husband and I took our kids to a restaurant for dinner. The Shabbat dinner that we usually have at my parents wasn’t happening and I was being lazy and didn’t feel like cooking so going to a restaurant was an easy choice. After we parked the car, unloaded the kids, we [...]

Why I’m excited for my son to play t-ball

True North Sports Camp

A few months ago, Little Dude and I had the following conversation: Me: Hey, do you want to play t-ball? Little Dude: Ya! Me: You want to play? Little Dude: Ya. But I don’t know how to play Me: That’s ok buddy. You will learn. And off I went to sign him up for spring [...]

My kids are assholes


A few weeks ago, I huffed into work stressed out one morning. I got to my desk, put down my bags and stepped into a coworkers office to say hello. We exchanged the usual pleasantries and then she asked me how I was. How was I, I thought? And then the words came flowing out [...]

How I survived going back to work


It’s been almost three months since I’ve been back to work. I still feel like the “new girl”, but everyday that passes I’m becoming more and more comfortable in my complicated role. It’s been a change for all of us. Our morning routines had to change suddenly and I try (although I’m not good at [...]

Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things- Nici


When I started my series “Ordinary People doing Extraordinary things”, I approached my friend Nici to share her story. She’s kind, accepting, interesting, extremely talented, funny, and creative. We met working together years ago and I was so thrilled that she was open to sharing her journey as a surrogate.  I’m so in awe of [...]

Thanks to Project Smart Furniture, my family is making these 5 changes


Leon’s did a very cool social experiment called Project Smart Furniture where they tracked the amount of time family members spent in their living room. Using trackers for each person, Leon’s was able to get specific information based on each member of the family’s time spent near the couch in the living room. For example it tracked [...]

Beauty and the Beast discount code and giveaway

Beauty and the Beast giveaway

March 17. March 17. March 17. What’s happening on March 17 you ask? If you guessed St. Patrick’s Day, you would be right. But, and it’s a big but, there is something way more exciting than wearing green and drinking happening on March 17. The live action Beauty and the Beast movie will be released, [...]