Category Archives: Review

Pass the Lipstick, I Need Some For My Teeth.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephanie and Cynthia! We were able to give away TWO sets of these books thanks to the generosity of Anna Sandler of Instructions for my Husband! Desperate for a great read? Check out the links at the … Continue reading

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*Neon Fireflies* Takes the Edge Off

I never win on-line contests. Well, not NEVER, but not usually. In fact, I rarely enter them because sometimes the entries can be a wicked pain in the neck. However, I heard about a giveaway from Binkies and Briefcases from a … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Surviving School Vacation: Surface Tension

By this point in school vacation, a lot of parents, especially those not usually home all day with the kids, are reaching a breaking point. Many have probably resorted to relying on the Boob Tube or other forms of screen … Continue reading

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*American Hustle* Guest Review: We’re all Schmucks

I haven’t seen American Hustle, and I don’t think I will. At least not until it shows up included in my Netflix account. It’s not that I am not drawn in by the sexy crawl across the bed by Jennifer … Continue reading

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The Kid Likes Skulls

We took a trip to the American Museum of Natural History this weekend. It’s always a thrill to check out the planetarium and the dinosaurs and the animals and the special exhibitions like Whales: Giants of the Deep (highly recommended). But it’s also fun … Continue reading

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NSFW: Consider Supporting EXPOSED by Beth B.

PSA: I’m not kidding when I saw NSFW, folks! Do NOT click on the links below unless you are in a place where nudity will not get you fired or thrown out onto the street. At my core, I’m an … Continue reading

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Jewish Holiday Party giveaway in time for Thanksgivukah!

New Jersey’s own Doni Zasloff Thomas (aka Mama Doni) is a mom, music teacher, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, which has been honored with a 2011 Parents Choice® Award! The most recent release from this fun and … Continue reading

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Gift Idea: Prints from Justin Canha — an Artist with Autism

For my daughter’s birthday, she was allowed to choose a print from local artist Justin Canha. True to form, she chose the pinkest, ballerina-est print there was. I’ll admit attempting to steer her towards my favorite, the space-themed print. But … Continue reading

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NJPAC is a Worthy Destination

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is stunning to visit merely as a destination. The tiered lobby encourages people-watching over a drink, and for those more architecturally oriented, dancing lights in the floor (yes, in – not on.) and the … Continue reading

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Love is Brewing in Montclair

I love coffee. If I had to choose between wine and coffee, it’d had to be coffee. If I had to choose between chocolate and coffee, it’d be a tougher decision, but I think I’d still choose coffee. And lucky … Continue reading

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