Six Things to Look for in a Life Partner

A letter to my children about love: I want all three of you to know what love is.  I hope that you never have the opportunity to learn from experience what it isn't.  My wish for you is that you find a life partner who understands you right through to your soul.  Below is a list of things you should look for in a life mate. ...more

9 Signs You're Being A Drama Queen

Let’s face it, nobody appreciates a drama queen… but most of us aren’t willing to admit when we’re being one. That selfish and ugly attitude isn’t just turning off your man (or woman), it’s also pushing away your friends and loved ones. We all have our moments, but let’s try to keep them to a minimum. So before you get confrontational, and swear that this doesn’t apply to you, check out some of these sure signs that you are in fact, being a drama queen:...more

Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding advice from a three-time mom

This week, I'm devoting my blog posts to my breastfeeding journey. It's not a path I ever thought I'd walk, but it turns out, it's a route that I loved and traveled down several times. I'm hoping that my experiences and breastfeeding advice can help someone else learn to love it too....more

Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me: GO!

17 year old Me: I don't think I want to stay in New Jersey forever.  I think I want to go to college out of state.Mom: GO!20-something year old Me: My application to Fordham Law School got lost.  F$^%!  I think I'm going to Boston.Mom: GO!30-something year old Me:  H is being transferred to Chicago.  I think we're moving.Mom: GO!...more

In-Law With No Boundaries

I must start by saying, I am attached to my family and love each and every one of them. I come from a large family where I am the 12th grandchild out of 23.  When I was young, my mother was always with her sisters and I was always with my cousins. We would go over to my grandparents house and play in the woods, ride bikes, and visit, but then we would go home. See, when there are 23 grandchildren, if one stays with "Mom" and Papa," then that opens the door for a house full, which my grandparents simply could not manage....more

My Son, He's Just Like Me


I Wanted a Husband, Not a Boyfriend

Dating can be fun, but it also sucks. If you are not clear about your expectations and about what you want, you can easily fall prey to 'those' guys. Those guys are the bad guys, the ones that don’t have any purpose in your life and cause nothing but confusion and harm. You think he cares but at the end of the day you realize that is far from the case. We'll talk more about that later....more
anahelgeson Dating is a lot different now, even before it was so different. I know the pain of ...more

A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Sarah at Eighteen,You will change so much in the next ten years, it will make your head spin....more

Three Pieces of Advice From NYC’s Hottest Young Sushi Chef

David Bouhadana is 28 years old. He is originally from Florida and now lives in the city. Like a lot of guys his age, he loves sushi.However, he is the only one who has also extensively studied the art of sushi-making in Japan, opened a restaurant in the East Village and became the first known Jewish sushi chef who is also a millennial.In addition to running his flagship hotspot Sushi Dojo, he recently opened a takeout station in the Gansevoort Market and is in the process of bringing a gastropub to Tribeca....more

Finding Love

Finding love isn't always the easiest thing to do. It can be hard to know what to do on dates and what you need to change if you are doing something wrong. Dating is a scary process anyway and you want to make sure you are making the right impression. Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for that special someone:1. Pay attention to where you are picking up guys. If you want a nice guy don't be looking for him in sleazy places just because people give you some attention. It isn't the kind of attention you are going to want!...more