We take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge… #ALSIceBucketChallenge

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So, my darling friend Julia Beck of Forty Weeks challenged me to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and my husband was challenged by his older brother, Seth. See what happens…   We will be donating anyway – we take philanthropy very seriously and try to donate anyway when we can.. We will be donating $100 […]

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Why Robin Williams’ Death is Hitting Close to Home For Me

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My father texted me about Robin Williams around 7 pm last night, as I got home from my new job. I actually thought it was a hoax at first. Several google searches later, I realized it wasn’t. Since I’m in my early 40′s, he’s really someone we grew up watching. I even met him on […]

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This is Four! My Baby Boy Has a Birthday

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    My youngest child, Skylar, turns four today. I’m a little weepy over it — because he’s my baby (and last child). He’s come a long way in the past year. The night before he turned four. Speech Skylar’s gone from barely speaking a few words when he started school last July to conversations […]

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Wordful Wednesday: Big Boy, Big Changes

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By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor   While I love to participate in Wordless Wednesday, I’m going to put some words in. This is about my youngest child. He has come so far, especially since last July, when he started at his special ed preschool. While he still has a speech delay and some other issues, […]

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Transitioning My Toddler into a Big Boy Bed (+ Tips on Surviving the Process)

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By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor –  We hit another milestone with my youngest child, we took the side off his crib, making it a bed. My toddler is 3 1/2, so we felt it was time.. My toddler disagreed, but he’s been hesitant to do a lot of things (potty training has NOT been easy). […]

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The Time I was Interviewed on NY1 at the Dyson Event.. #cutthecord

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By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor –  So, you may remember I posted about Dyson’s awesome new cordless vacuum, the DC59 last week. What I didn’t mention is that I did a quick interview soundbite for NY1′s technology reporter, Adam Balkin. Things get cut sometimes, so I didn’t know if I would make it to air. […]

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Happy 6th Birthday to My Little Girl

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By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor – My daughter Allegra turns 6 today. Yes, on New Years Eve (she was a breech baby, so we had a C-Section 9 days before her due date). So I am sending her some thoughts and wishes for a great new year.. for her. Dear Allegra, Your dad and I […]

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Happy 8th Birthday to My Oldest Child Benjamin

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By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor Dear Benjamin,  Daddy and I are so proud of you. You have come so far, even in the last few months, and we love how mature and considerate you are becoming. We know it’s not always easy to be a big brother, just be a little calmer with your little […]

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Private Construction at Pasta Lovers Illegally Blocks off Residential Street in Kew Gardens

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by Nancy Johnson Horn, editor  ——————————————————————– I live in Kew Gardens, Queens and there is a 20 story hotel going up right behind my apartment building, which is right next to the underground parking garage I use everyday. Now I can’t stop that (this started in 2008 and has very negatively affected life in our […]

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