Countdown to 2020!

Countdown to 2020!

Well, it’s about that time. Christmas is over and the new year is upon us. It’s a great time to take stock of your accomplishments in 2019 and create goals to maximize that. With those goals, a plan should follow. I have never committed to a New Year’s Resolution. The process of progress is always [...]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. I know that the holidays are a time for family, sharing and giving. A time to reflect on what has passed in anticipation of what is to come. I want us to remember those who are not in a place to celebrate in a way that evokes all [...]

Do I suck at making new friends?

Do I suck at making new friends?

Lately I have found myself stewing in a pot of questions. The one that stands out the most is, “Do I suck at making new friends?” I fall in the middle ground when it comes to making new friends. I know I am introverted—not shy—and connecting with people comes easily to me, because I have [...]

Mama Cāx, You Will be Missed

Mama Cāx, You Will be Missed

I just went on Instagram and clicked on Tess Holiday’s stories and saw the most shocking news. Mama Cax has passed. This is a hard one to take, because not only did I follow her on social media, but I had the pleasure of running into her a few times in my neighborhood. Both times [...]

5 Important Steps for Managing Fibromyalgia

5 Important Steps for Managing Fibromyalgia

I don’t remember the day that I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but I was about twenty-six years old. It took one concerned doctor and a series of tests to rule out other conditions. He finally diagnosed me, instead of telling me it was all in my head. I had been seeing doctors since I was [...]

Keeping it Small for Thanksgiving

Keeping it Small for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and no matter what you feel about the holiday, you have to eat. I’m here primarily for the food, but I also feel happy to celebrate with a small family. The visuals of Thanksgiving in advertising is having lots of family over with lots of food; the hustle and bustle and the [...]

Making 450 sqft Work for a Family of Four

Making 450 sqft Work for a Family of Four

The weekend tends to remind me of how much livable space I am really working with. New York real estate is pricey, and with high rents, very few people like myself can afford to move. We just utilize the limited space the best way we know how. My family of four shares a little under [...]

Big Girls Need a Cry

Big Girls Need a Cry

As women, in today’s society, we have more responsibility than ever, and we’re expected to excel in every role. That is not realistically possible. We are expected to be great girlfriends, great employees, be a support system to friends and family. And that’s just the single life. Now, if we choose to become mothers, the [...]

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Weekends are for family. What are your plans for this weekend? It’s late fall, but I still dream of summer adventures. The irony is, summer is my least favorite season, but with two children, it has become so much more fun. Having a daughter with severe motion sickness restricted us to the boroughs. These are [...]

Another Year Around the Sun

Another Year Around the Sun

I celebrated another revolution around the sun two days ago with the likes of Bill Gates and Julia Roberts. I tend to enjoy a more quiet birthday that involves a bathtub and some self reflection. This is my New Year. Instead, I spent it schlepping the kids to school with the help of the sitter, [...]