what moms really want for christmas

What Moms Really Want for Christmas

In a recently conducted, extremely reliable, incredibly scientific poll done by–um–me on my social media, researchers (also me) have discovered what moms truly want for Christmas. The question posed to moms was simple: “If Santa could bring you anything, real or imagined, what would you ask for?” The responses came and a trend overwhelmingly presented […]

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Christmas Cookie Recipe

Cookies are for Baking: Hazelnut Thumbprints

I know it can be next to impossible to find time to do something relatively time-consuming, like baking cookies, this time of year, but cookies (and Christmas) are for baking!  Some of my fondest memories are of spending the entire day(s) holed up in the kitchen with my quite ambitious mom who intricately tied little […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Overcome Fear of the Dentist

As a dentist, I’ve gotten used to people not wanting to spend time with me. The prospect of someone rooting around in your mouth, using a drill, or administering a shot is unpleasant—and I understand why many feel anxious. Instead of taking it personally, I use the opportunity to help my patients learn to cope […]

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Trips, Not Gifts

While the holidays are lots of fun, involve seeing family (perhaps tolerating family), and are always full of delicious goodies. There is one portion that is just a little too overdone at times…the gifts. Stuff. Things. Dust catchers. Closet dwellers. Blah. Instead, how about two amazing trip options to consider as gifts?  Done.   Road Scholar  […]

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Hanukkah, Chanukah, Jewish, holidays

The Holiday Struggle–A Jewish Moms Perspective

The struggle is real! I’m Jewish girl trying to raise 2 boys to love being Jewish while the excitement of Christmas engulfs them. Now, to be clear I LOVE Christmas and all the wonderful commercialized aspects that come with it.  The lights, eggnog, parties, sugar cookies but it’s hard watching my kids love Christmas and […]

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Dinner's On

Dinner’s On!

For those of you new to the Atlanta area, the AJC newspaper used to run a cool feature each week called the “5:30 Challenge.” The gist of it was to create a meal with 5 ingredients or less and have it ready in 30 minutes. Talk about an awesome reference for working families! (Moment of […]

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