The Mom & The Mohawk

My son’s mohawk has been a summer staple in our family for the last 5 years. He waits all school year long to make the journey to Great Clips. He knows we don’t allow the mohawk between the months of September and June because don’t want any major distractions to interfere with his studies.Not that we have any scientific evidence which correlates hairstyles to good grades, but I’m his mom and I’m sticking to my guns on this one....more


The thing worse than having the blues is having the summer time blues.  You have no excuse for your feelings then.  There are all those upbeat songs about being happy like Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime.  Even my downbeat feet beat time to the rhythm. wvUQcnfwUUMIf you're in the need of mellowing, Ella can soothe you with her crooning.[embed][/embed]...more

Summertime Inspirations| Orange and Gold Daytime Smokey Eye

When I think about summer, I think about vacations, bright colors, and sunshine. This look was inspired by Summer. I wanted to create a look that screams summer, but still fun and flirty....more

The start of something new..

I agree. Enjoy the heat and rainmore

We Played Outside…All Day Long!

We Played Outside…All Day Long! We all knew that Summer was coming  fast when the street on my corner was closed … a parade was coming  and we knew it only meant  summer; in the beginning of June my neighborhood celebrated Brooklyn-Queens day  the parade always ended with moms in baby carriages …I always remember that…. We played outside from morning until nighttime The girls were always playing something, we would play house, each of us had a gate, and that was our house, and our babies and the carriages....more

It's Summertime: Let Your Kids Play

 Summertime sure has changed since dinosaurs ruled the earth I was a kid....more
Ah, those were the days, weren't they? I remember playing out there late into the night, with ...more


Today, summer truly begins in my house. School is ending and all 3 kids will be home by (probably) 1:15. To me, "summertime" means no strict school schedules. It means playing more. It means going to the pool. It means time for camp rather than school. It means time for fun....more

The Lazy Days of Summer

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time to celebrate those who have served our country, spend time with family, barbeque, and hit the pool for the first time. For me, it has always marked the beginning of summer....more

Opting Out of Summer

This year, I’m going to pass on the whole summer season. There’s nothing about it I like. I hate the heat because it gives me migraines, hate the outfits that people are forced to wear because I don’t like the way my body looks and have long given up my dream of someday wearing a bikini. Even if I reach my goal of losing fifty pounds, my hamburgered had-three-babies belly would ruin the look. So I’m opting out of summer. When April is over, I’m going to move straight into October, eliminating the months that give me so much grief....more