August 09, 2017

My Favorite Summer Spot

Need a few days away? Here is the perfect place to go!

Middle School Anxiety: 5 Tips for Teens

Ridgewood Teen, Sophia Swanson, shares tips from teens entering middle school. by Sophia Swanson 1. Make new friends, and (usually) keep the old. Middle school can be a turning point in many students’ lives, and for good reason.  Not only are you introduced to (literally) hundreds of new kids in one day, but you will notice […]

How Bad Lighting Destroys Self Confidence

Do you always see your self in bad light and your friends in flattering light?

Sleeping with Your Kids

When my kids were babies, I loved the feeling of that warm, little lump of a body resting heavily on my chest as they slept. Hearing their gentle breathing, inhaling their sweet baby smell is, to this day, one of my most comforting memories. I’d give anything to relive one of those moments. I looked […]

Oh, The Vanity!

     One day, many moons ago I was on a trip with my little sister to New Orleans. I thought since I was the “big” sister I would surprise her for her 18th birthday and take her to Mardi Gras.  That was the first mistake  – taking an 18 year old to an out […]

The Vitamin for Healthy Hair and Skin

In the last few months, I started noticing that my hair felt thinner and was breaking more easily. My sister-in-law, a rheumatologist, suggested I try Biotin. She said that she recommends it to many of her patients who experience thinning hair as a side effect from their medications.  Vitamin H, more commonly known as biotin, is part of the […]

15+ Quick, Easy No-Cook Meals!

When it’s hot outside or if you’re just feeling a little lazy, here are a few meals that don’t require cooking at all! Avocado-Chicken Salad Simple, fresh and delicious and packed with nearly 20 vitamins! Hoagie Dip w/Focaccia Who can resist a hoagie with Capicola, Salami and Pepperoni? Ham, Gouda & Pineapple Pizza Add some zing […]

10 Things I’ll Miss…When School is Out for the Summer.

School ends this week–in 24 hours, to be exact. My freedom days are over. 10 Things I’ll Miss the Most: 1. Going to the bathroom alone.  2. 6 glorious hours a day of silence 3. Leisurely, middle-of-the-day hair appointments. 4. Things staying where you put them and your house looking nice for a few hours. 5. Uninterrupted phone calls. 6. My Monday […]


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