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Bird Words

Watching from inside — our cat is a big fan of feathered friends. (So are we)!  Sometimes we can sit quietly in our backyard and watch them come and go!  I have two bird feeders out (and I sprinkle a little bird seed too). One day after school Henry and I were out back and I said, “Oh!  What a…

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FB Groups!

Facebook is helpful at times (GROUPS)!  Since I was new to the Upper West Side in New York City two years ago, I joined the UWS Moms Facebook Group!  I learned about a couple of restaurants in the area… and I learned about the rat problems in the local playgrounds.  Good to know! Now that I just moved into my…

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What’s Ahead 2018?

We just moved out a tiny apartment and into a MUCH larger space in Las Vegas!  We love the Summerlin area – near Red Rock Conservatory – and also near lots of fun shops and restaurants.  My husband, son, cat and I have been through lots of changes in the past…. I wonder what’s going to change this year? NYC…

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Viva Las Vegas!

We are moving back to Las Vegas! It was tremendous to live and work in The Big Apple for two years, but now on to Sin City for a 2nd time.  (We lived there for one year in the past). A lot of people have asked me if I am excited about this move… am I glad?  Will I like…

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Season of Scams?

The Holiday Season inevitably means you will be asked to GIVE.  Giving is good!  I give time (volunteer), help to others, food, money…. Sometimes we can even OD!  (over donate). Living in NYC, I am asked on an almost daily basis to “just give a few pennies” or “give any food you might have – even a half a sandwich in…

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NY, NY Year-Round!

Enjoy family fun at any time of the year!  It’s all hidden inside this enormous city!   January – March: If snow is NOT your thing… hit up a museum or a musical!  There are countless options, but the Children’s Museum is in “our backyard” and it’s my son’s favorite!  Aladdin the Broadway Musical, and Lion King tend to be…

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Monsters Flicker Lights in NYC!

Could monsters be hiding somewhere in our home?  Maybe in the bathroom above the shower?  Our NYC apartment has a pretty small bathroom with incredibly BRIGHT lights.  Maybe these lights ward off the scary creatures? I have really sensitive eyes and I am always hitting the dimmer.  Everyone else in the household prefers the bulbs on full blast — and…

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Fall Bake Sale!

On October 21 we attended the annual Harvest Fest at my son’s elementary school! Along with all of the chaos…err fun… (haunted house, face painting, games, craft & goodie stations) there’s a bake sale!   It’s interesting to see what POPS up in the Upper West Side!  Do moms in this career-driven-crazy-busy-section of NYC really have time to bake?       The…

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Pick Your Pumpkin!

It’s FALL!         We have patiently waited a long time for cooler temperatures, new colors on trees, apple cider, sweaters & football…. at this point I think FALL is finally here!  (although football started several weeks ago)! …and I am a New Yorker… I have no car, and I am OK with that.  However – something very…

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Ready, Go!

If you’re an avid runner in NYC — you’re in luck!  There are 5K’s, 10K’s, and marathons offered year round!  Sometimes two or three races in one day! On a particular Upper West Side street that I happened to live on– I can both participate and watch a race every morning: Monday – Friday, and it’s a darn good one!…

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