• Life

    You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile! 😊

    I love the original Annie musical movie!  A smile can change the course of the day for yourself and someone else in an instant! I couldn’t agree more with this song that the one thing that makes an outfit complete is your smile. 🙂 I found a news article published by NBC News that states, “The fact is, as Dr. Isha Gupta a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine explains, a smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and aggression,” says Dr. Gupta.…

  • Life

    Time to make the donuts…..

    I just used to love this 80s commercial and for some reason whenever I am in my groundhog’s day moments, I find myself saying, “time to make the donuts” with about as much zest as he has.   Each day I wake up I know it’s “time to make the donuts”, aka clean up the kitchen from all the mess and dirty dishes from the night before as well as any toy explosions that may have occurred on account of me just being too tired to pick up OOOOOOOR, wait for it……, I wanted a moment to just sit and do NOTHING! 😊   So, I am the donut man in and…

  • Eating

    My Condiment Dream Come True!!!

    You know it’s going to be a good day when one of the first news headlines you read is that Heinz is going to be releasing Mayochup as a new summer condiment!!  As someone who can eat mayonnaise plain and loves to dip pretzels (or pizza or anything for that matter) in both ketchup and mayonnaise, this is a dream come true!  As a child I would mix ketchup and mayonnaise together for my homemade dressing and throw on top a bowl of cheese!  Yum Yum! Thank you Heinz who has one of the best tasting mayonnaise in existence and taking out the leg work for me and reducing my efforts…

  • Life

    Tantrums are a part of it!

    To the woman behind me in the train line at the mall over the weekend that had a young toddler in her arms throwing a tantrum, plus an older boy next to her …please never feel embarrassed by your child throwing a tantrum.  When I heard you say you were embarrassed and pointed out how well my two kids were behaving, my heart broke for you.  You were by yourself and I wanted to talk to you so badly and tell you how awesome a job you were doing!  Being a mom is messy and some days are so wildly hard and defeating.   It’s completely OK that your child was…