This Jewish New Year I am grateful we are together. I am Re-posting a blog from 2020. Celebrating Rosh Hashana at a Drive-In Theater. WOW!
We are happy to have my in-laws staying with us. There’s only one small problem: A Seinfeld Moment. Do you remember the episode when Jerry and Elaine visited his parents in Florida? “I Am Begging You, Turn On The Air!”
#RaisingJess #In-Laws #Thermostat #Seinfeld #SeinfeldMoment
Join me on a heartfelt journey from curious parent and new professional to author and Keynote speaker. 4 Key moments from DDDAY 35.
Dear Vickala, a letter to high-school Vickie- Life will throw curveballs. Laugh, find joy, and understand the power of love and humor.
My dad’s car service waited for me as I exited the airport. Am I being kidnapped? Where am I really going? Never Have I Ever…. #RaisingJess #Limo #Dad #flying
Is this an insult or an opinion? The big question in our house is whether my writing is hobby or work. Its a big He Says/She Says.
If you are unable to open article in the Buffalo News – this is a copy:
Before we get too technical, I am admittedly talking about my clothes closet! Staying organized is not my strong suit (maybe pun intended).
Let me know your tips in the comments!
#RaisingJess #Organize #Closet #humor
As Mitch and I drowsily watched the 11:00 news, light snow was falling. Suddenly, we sat up with a jolt! A jet had crashed near Buffalo, NY.
I can’t go to school without my nails done,” yells Noa. Is this a high school student? No, It’s my 3-year-old granddaughter’s morning request! #Fashion #GarmentCenter #RaisingJess #BlackTie #Fashionista #Schmatte #Family #Generations
A Real Blizzard Updated – Reality Set in as the Days wore on. Update on Jessica’s House – Read More about Blizzard 2022! #Blizzard #BlizzardElliot #BuffaloBills #RaisingJess #MerryChristmas #HappyHanukkah #Blogger
The wedding at our home is in 2 weeks. The family is coming into town. But who should arrive first? COVID! AGAIN!
6 adults, and 3 kids under 6 together for 1 week in July. Read about a Wacky Week in “Can-you-say” Wallenpaupack!
It appears I’m not the trooper Mitch wished I was-. My can-do attitude and packing skills need a bit of adjustment. Find out why…
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms who get up each morning and make the world a better place for their children. Plus More…
After 49 Years of skiing , I discovered, the connection of skiing and family. And now there is another skier in our family! Well, kind of!
When Mitch and I met, we talked about traveling across the country. This trip was conceived over 42 years ago. (Wo)man Makes Plans…
Dear Noa, Aunty Jess is different from others you have met. We hope you will see the Jess we cherish and find all that you and she have in common. Read on to learn about the beautiful aunt/niece bond.
Award Winning Chili Recipe – I’m a vegetarian and entered the contest, What’s the worst that can happen? read on for story and recipe!
So, how did we do? Why not conduct an exit interview when your adult offspring move out of the house. The intention is not for us to do a better job with our future children , but to get a fair assessment (can this really be fair and honest?) of how we did as parents.
My Mom was a big fan of my writing and said, “you should write a book. But I was too busy to write a book. I had a full-time job, three kids, and three dogs at home. Jessica, as documented in many blogs, needed help with every daily life skill.
Our eldest daughter, Jessica, has a rare chromosome abnormality, uses a wheelchair, and needs total assistance with all daily life skills. Jess was born in 1982 and within the year we knew that there were many developmental issues. Jess just turned 38 years old and is a joy to all who know her and love […]
My father is 89 and has played bridge for many years. He has a group of four men and he is the youngster in the group. The senior member is 97. Bridge and social distancing are problematic because you must sit relatively close to each other, touch each other’s cards and breathe the same air. […]
In 2005 my husband, Mitch, created a Laugh Meter to determine humor reactions; it’s based on a scale of 0.5-10. .” It took Mitch over 2 years of observation to finalize the rankings. When mitch doesn’t get my jokes I typically say, “you have no sense of humor.” He’s just not “laugh out loud” funny. […]