happy thanksgiving!

what food banks really need

November 26th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving all! I am SO thankful to be spending the holiday with all the people I love the most – my husband, my children and my parents. As we officially kick off the holiday season today, I’d like to redirect you to a post I wrote last year about what food banks really need. […]


what food banks really need – and not so much

what food banks really need

November 24th, 2014

Though food banks and shelters need donations all year round, there is no doubt that the holidays are a particularly difficult time of year (especially in colder climates). My friend Sara shared this article last week and it struck SUCH a chord with me. We have recently gotten involved with Family-to-Family,  and as Noah and […]


family-to-family: a local organization doing more than just “good”

family to family logo

November 3rd, 2014

I am so proud to use this space every now and then to share with you some special organizations that are doing great things in their communities – and beyond. Today I’d like to introduce you to “Family-to-Family“, and a special project they are launching for a very short time. First, a little about Family-to-Family: […]


pecan pie, baking a difference, and a giveaway

mini pecan pie cups

November 21st, 2013

I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you all today. As you know, I’ve been involved for quite some time with the wonderful organization No Kid Hungry, through my participation in the NYC  Bake Sale (you can read earlier posts of mine here and here). This year Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking […]


bits and pieces

babble posts

August 9th, 2013

Hey all! Just a few little announcements to end off the week…… First, as promised: the week’s Babble links! 10 Clever Uses For a Tea Towel Mocha Ganache Tart with Macaroon Crust Next, I was thrilled to be nominated again this year for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 New York Moms. Voting runs through August […]


let’s hang out!

NYC Bake Sale, No Kid Hungry

May 2nd, 2013

I’ve got an invitation that you simply can’t refuse. The Brooklyn Flea. A fabulous cause. These cookies. And me! Yes, I will be “working” at the Flea this Saturday, doing a shift at the NYC Bake Sale, to benefit No Kid Hungry. This is a remarkable organization, which I wrote about last year when I […]


a way to help

a way to help

November 2nd, 2012

Sharing a wonderful post by Mara Kofoed, of A Blog About Love, for those looking to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments below. Thank you, and hope you are all doing well!   WAYS TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS IN NEW YORK As the days go […]


what did you think?

half the sky

October 2nd, 2012

I can think of little else since last night’s viewing of “Half the Sky”.  And I feel like I can’t even adequately put into words how it has affected me. But I’ll try…….. I hosted a viewing party for the film, with about 20 women from all different walks of my life. Food was generously […]


won’t you join me?

won't you join me?

October 1st, 2012

Tonight I’ll be hosting a special viewing party at my home, for the premiere of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”. It is a PBS documentary inspired by the book of the same name, written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. photo credit: Joshua Bennett From the web […]


couple of things…

fern foliage in november

September 12th, 2012

Taking you “off-site” today – come join me! I’m blogging over at Bonbon Break this week. Have you heard about this new blog? Kathy and Val (who each have wonderful blogs of their own) have partnered to “introduce exceptional blogs in an easy and fun format for busy moms, and to provide a place where bloggers […]