Christmas Stressmas

December 8, 2014

I’m sitting in my living room right now – staring at boxes of Christmas decorations.  I’m not sure I’m going to be able to find it within myself to...
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Mom & Kid Approved Apps

November 8, 2014

Last year I wrote an article about having to set some limits on our family electronic usage (see it HERE).  I am back to report that we are doing...
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More from All Things SJP

125 Dedicated Dancers Amaze Once Again in the Polar Express

December 21, 2014

Weehawken did it again! I came away from the Weehawken Creative Art’s performance of The Polar Express amazed yet again. The sets. The costumes. And most importantly, the dancers! This...
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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Bad Shoes

December 4, 2014
High Heel Shoes

I would guess most of us have done it- worn a really cute pair of shoes even though they really hurt our feet. Sometimes the repercussions are severe; corns,...
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Christmas Stressmas

I’m sitting in my living room right now – staring at boxes of Christmas decorations.  I’m not sure I’m going to be able to find it within myself to get this all put up.  Especially the lights. Holy Moley the lights are a pain. And my anal husband will give me crap if there...

School Anxiety

How to Nurture School Anxieties

I couldn’t wait until my girls got home from their first day back to “real” school after taking a year off last year for homeschooling.  They were very nervous about starting back to a new school in a new town and having to make new friends.  I was looking forward to all the news...


5 Things Your Teenage Driver Should Know About Being Involved in an Accident

When teaching my child to drive I focused on safety: Buckle up. Don’t text and drive. Don’t drink and drive or ever get in a car with someone that has been drinking or using drugs. Use your turn signals. Abide the speed limit. Look both ways. Watch for deer. Use caution on gravel roads....


Learning to Drive Again From the Passenger’s Seat

As adults, we jump into the car just about everyday without much thought, shift the transmission into drive, and hit the roads to drive wherever we need to go. It’s a normal act we feel comfortable doing but think back to when you were first learning to drive. I used to laugh and joke...

Photo Credit Jessica Lucia

Summer Chaos

I started this summer out with my typical plans.  We would study Spanish every day.  I would work out at the gym every day.  My kids would clean their room every morning, they would pull weeds for 20 minutes per day, I would serve lots and lots of salads and fresh fruit… I would...

Good Reads

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The best books often come serendipitously from a friend who knows one’s tastes. This...

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Going on a road trip this summer and need a book to listen to?...


The Curiosity

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan (William Morrow, 2013) The Curiosity, by Stephen Kiernan,...

Teen Reading

To Twilight or Not to Twilight?

Yea, I read it. And I enjoyed it! The movies too!  But I’m not...

Inspirational Quote

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
Leo Buscaglia