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Heading North West: A Pop Culture Commentary

Heading North West: A Pop Culture Commentary

Late last Friday night, a gaggle of gals gathered around their neighbor’s backyard patio firepit, sipping homemade peach sangria, chatting it up and going over their week’s events. Naturally, the intriguingly named love child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West came up. North West. Huh? Exactly. And have you seen the photos of the adorable … Continue reading

My Dad is Rad

My Dad is Rad

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! To commemorate this special day, I wanted to share one of my favorite photos of my dad and me — it’s circa 1982 (ish) — and it personifies the relationship I have with my DaDa: He’s pretty much the coolest cat I know — from being … Continue reading

Open, Sesame (Allergy)

Open, Sesame (Allergy)

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and I’d like to start a dialogue with my readers about the food allergies facing them and their families through this post. My own food allergy awareness was formed back in 2007 when I was working at The Institute of Culinary Education as their PR Manager. One of my first … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

For Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a photo of my mama and me that has a special meaning. This photo was taken back in 2005 in front of the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC, right after New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards Luncheon.  I was awarded a scholarship for grad school by New York Women … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Wedding Edition

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Wedding Edition

For those of you who might not know, my brother was recently married on December 23rd, and my husband, son and I were all in the wedding party.  It was a beautiful day, both in weather and in spirit.  Here are some photos for mom a la mode’s “Wordless Wednesday.”  Enjoy!

For Shore, We’ll Never Forget Sandy

For Shore, We’ll Never Forget Sandy

I still really can’t believe what happened last week. Sandy. Ugh…Sandy. Over the past few days, there have been utility crews from allover the US driving up and down my county’s major artery, working long hours to restore power to homes, schools and businesses. There are trees down everywhere: on houses, cars, bridges, etc. There … Continue reading

Empty Nest, Happy Heart

Empty Nest, Happy Heart

Our handyman, Joe, just left after tackling an exhaust vent project on the exterior of our house…and I’m still thinking about him. Not Joe. Lloyd. I’m thinking about Lloyd. Who is Lloyd? Let me set the scene for you: Late in the summer, it was a pretty typical Sunday night in our Northern New Jersey … Continue reading