This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of belts unbuckling, buttons popping and pants giving way for all the holiday foods that are upon us. Now that the holidays are around the corner, it’s time to start making room for family, friends, and all the holiday food. To some, this is the time of year to look forward to, while for others it can be one of the most undesirable times. The … [Read more...] about 6 Tips To Make It Through The Holidays When You have Food Allergies or Intolerances
The way we raise our children is often similar to the way we were raised. For example, I was the child of an "overly worried/overprotective" wonderful mother and I find myself treating my kids exactly the same way! Understanding, accepting and modifying your parenting style can be a challenging process, often guided by unfounded emotions. Sometimes we do and say things we … [Read more...] about What’s Your Parenting Style?
I do not believe that vaccines are the sole cause of autism. Have vaccines ever been the cause of autism? Possibly. Even though many studies have shown there is no link between vaccines and autism, if vaccines were the cause of an ASD (autism spectrum disorder), I believe those cases are very rare. Now, back in 2005 or 2006, if my husband and I had had a second … [Read more...] about Revisiting the autism vaccine debate
When I found out I’d get to interview Academy Award nominated screenwriter and (fabulous) actress Nia Vardalos, I actually let out a girlie squee. This wasn't just because she’d written and starred in two of my favorite movies - My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Life in Ruins. Mainly, I knew we’d get along because of three things: 1. We are both Libras 2. We both love Imagination … [Read more...] about Nia Vardalos on Adoption and Becoming an “Instant Mom”