4 Unique animal/earthy theme books....January 31 2017, 0 Comments

Something about winter has us wanting to curl up with the kiddies and read creative books that lend us adventure while we are stuck inside. Here are 4 books worth reading.

We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen Ages 4-8
We are big fans of I Want My Hat Back in our casa and this is another cool read from author Jon Klassen. This book may appeal to the minimalist parent with it's cool muted hues and deadpan humor...it's a book my son loves to read especially since he loves turtles. It is an easy and has a narrative that tells a sweet story a kid appreciates.

A Walk in the Forest by Maria Dek Ages Pre-k to 10

I received an advance copy of this lovely book and wanted to include it since it fit the theme. So many books have woods as being scary which of course they can be but we're talking kids here... let's have them have fun especially in reading. This book is about play and exploring , collecting stones, feathers...pinecones. Items my boy loves to pick up in a city park which is why this book is a great read for kids.

Where Did They Go? a spotting book by Emily Bornoff Ages 2-5

Follow the rhymes to find animals that may be unfamiliar which only part of the fun. Look, read and learn about these creatures in the beautiful illustrations.

123 Dream by Kim Krans Ages 3-7

This book is recommended age pre-K age to 7 however a baby would enjoy this beautiful read. The illustrations are vivid and pop out which will hold a wee ones attention. Each number (up to 20) are partnered with a creative illustration that strays from the conventional learning number books.





Style easeJanuary 30 2017, 0 Comments







I am in a new phase work wise where I am trying to get a handle of my schedule so my family has a less stress madre. I am working on projects I love and feel passionate about and this is what I hope all the years of hard work has led me to. One thing I get to do is meet a fellow mother or a work friend for an early morning coffee at least once a week if my schedule permits. Living in this part of Brooklyn the style quota is pretty high. Just the other morning at a cafe I had never been to in Williamsburg the place seem to be oozing style with little effort. Even the relax style was stylish.

It was inspiring and I care about how I present myself... hey... early morning no work drop offs are another story and I never judge a mother I see in pajama pants, I am frankly jealous! I don't think pjs are in my future as I always have some kind of event or meeting to get too but there are more days now where my style can be more relaxed and comfort can be part of it. Not that the 3/4 inch heels are gone for good, I still have meetings where I can't wear a clog or a jean, however I can have fun on the days no heels are required.

Here are 6 items that I'm loving to help me embrace my new work life:

Chloe Sweater ( this sweater is for inspiration as it's quite spendy however it's so pretty I couldn't resist. Now Zara take note!)

The Race Clog (call stores for availability) via Madewell

Bandana via Madewell

Every Mother Counts Tote Bag via Clare V

Flowing Top via Zara

Enamel Vista Necklace via Jessica Wenzelberg

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans Button Edition via Madewell



Happy Weekend.January 27 2017, 0 Comments

To Do:

Winter Jam

Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
Bandshell Area

Enter at 72nd Street

Featured Venues

  • Arctic Golf
  • Live Ice Sculpting
  • Ice Slide (for children five years old and younger)
  • Ice Bowling
  • Quidditch
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Fit Fun on the Run and the Fit Fun Mobile
  • Shuffleboard
  • Four Square
  • Taste NY Winter Market / Warming Hut
  • REI's All Out 2017 Workshops
    • Winter Camping
    • Wilderness Survival
    • How to Pack Your Pack
    • Tent Packing Competition
    • Sleeping Bag Stuffing Competition


Photo: Lexia Frank

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