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Matzo’d Out! – April 18 ’14

Happy Friday, DivaMoms!! How were your weeks? I hope those of you who celebrate Passover had a very, very happy holiday and a DeLysscious Seder! Hopefully you aren’t as matzo’d out as I am yet; my week has consisted of matzo-brie, matzo ball soup, Nutella matzo, matzo pizza…you name it! I now not only have baby brain, but matzo brain, too! To say I need a vacation is an understatement. Baby Blake Harper seemed to really enjoy her first-ever Pesach! She was having sweet dreams of matzo, too :)

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So, we are all aware of the matzo frenzy, but have you heard about the #FrozenFrenzy?! There is a shortage of merchandise of the hit animated musical film Frozen; kids are even coming from other countries to the Disney Store in Times Square…only to be disappointed by the picked-over selection! “They were totally sold out,” says Shannon Russo-Pollack, who owns Dasha Wellness and Spa in NYC (one of my favorite places!). That’s when Russo-Pollack’s husband, Dr. Darren Pollack, plopped down $480 on Amazon to preorder two dresses (he didn’t know which size to buy), in addition to more than $350 on other “Frozen” paraphernalia.“I said, ‘What are you, crazy? Keep looking!’ He said, ‘I promised her. How many more stores can we go into?’ ” recalls Russo-Pollack. “It was crazy, but totally worth it. My daughter’s eyes lit up when she saw the dress.” (Russo-Pollack will be donating the extra size 6 dress to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.)

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This “Frozen Frenzy” is just one of a million ways in which parents have the hardest job; always trying to keep their children happy and get them as much as they can. Speaking of parenting, does this “profession” sound familiar? (Someone should show this Lysst to Gwyneth Paltrow)

• Standing up almost all the time
• Constantly exerting yourself
• Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week
• Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary
• No vacations
• The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other holidays
• No time to sleep
• Salary = $0

EVERY DivaMom MUST watch THIS VIDEO to the end! Trust me; you will regret missing this one! Absolutely LOVED! Being a parent IS the world’s TOUGHEST job!

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Has anyone seen Rocky on Broadway yet? I have heard it’s incredible! I am taking Olliepop to see the matinee this Sunday and we can’t wait to see the big fight#TKO! Speaking of Broadway musicals, you are cordially invited to the musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite 80s movie, HEATHERS! This is the DivaMoms-Night-Out event of the season and is sure to be beyond FabULyss! RSVP@DivaMoms.com as soon as possible; space is very limited!

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Jillian Michaels – One Week Shred & Ripped In 30

Let’s talk about Jillian Michaels for a moment – this woman is insane! Not that it’s a bad thing, but if you have ever tried her One Week Extreme Shred then you’ll know what it’s like to be viciously thrown out of your comfort zone and kicked into shape by a small, yet very powerful woman! There will be sweat, there will be pain! For folks used to the same workout day in and day out, Jillian will put you into uncomfortable situations that force you to look at yourself, and push harder than EVER before!  Jillian’s Ripped in 30 … don’t be fooled – this workout starts a bit slow but then ends with a level 5 tornado! Jillian uses both modified and advanced moves to appeal to all users but if you think you are pushing yourself now, your dead wrong! There is a reason Jillian is the best fitness trainer in the world!  If you’re serious, hop on the crazy train and PUSH yourself past mediocre!

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A HUGE congratulations to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on the news of Chelsea’s pregnancy!!! So FabULyss for them. Nothing like your first baby! :) This is such a special time for them and I can’t wait to find out whether it’s a little boy or girl; regardless, the baby will be very lucky to have such a special family and great parents & grandparents.

Also, a very happy Easter to those of you who celebrate this fun holiday! We definitely plan to do some fun egg-decorating and eat some DeLysscious peeps! :)

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I hope this cold weather subsides soon and that everyone enjoys the beautiful, uplifting spring days ahead :)

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

XOXO,

Lyss :)

Do You Want Some Afikoman? – April 12 ’14

Happy Saturday, DivaMoms! How were your weeks?! I ate an absolutely DeLysscious dinner at Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse before seeing If/Then the musical on Thursday night. It was so nice to finally have a “date night” with my husband; it’s been hard to get out just the two of us since the birth of Baby Blake. We laughed at dinner about the fact that we are becoming a couple who needs to sit down and plan out their day the night before! There is so much juggling that needs to get done. If/Then was so great! I really recommend it; Idina Menzel, as always, does not disappoint. Her voice is just as #FabULyss, captivating and powerful as it was the first time I saw her in RENT on Broadway which, still, to this day, is one of my favorite Broadway shows and soundtracks. Ollie wanted to know if she was going to sing Frozen songs in the musical… I think he sings the soundtrack enough for the both of them!

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Tuesday night was such an exquisite evening; those of you were attended the intimate book party to celebrate Susie Orman Schnall and her new novel, On Grace, an DASHA Wellness and Spa in NYC! It was so much fun and the book truly is an amazing read, especially for women turning 40. The book definitely made me feel that I was not alone in my times of stress! Speaking of stress, especially work-related stress, did you hear about the new law in France that protects La Dolce Vita! I hope this law passes in the US sometime soon; I could definitely use a break from work-related email after a certain time of day!

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What are everybody’s Passover plans?! Oliver and I– in addition to watching Grease last night for the first time (I had forgotten how inappropriate it was and really had to monitor him; he called me “his Sandy”)– watched the new video Chozen by Six13, which is the Passover version of the Frozen soundtrack! If you haven’t watched it, you must! It is so creative, informative, hilarious and adorable…not to mention the boys have great singing voices! This afternoon, I’m taking Ollie to see the new movie Bears and to a rock climbing birthday party. We will also be playing a lot of baseball this weekend; thank G-d we can break out the spring and even some summer clothing!! Oliver and I are making some DeLysscious matzo-based treats for Passover.

Nutty Chocolate Bark With Cardamom and Coffee
(adapted from Louisa Shafia’s The New Persian Kitchen)

Ingredients:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup dried mulberries
¼ cup dried tart cherries (I doubled this and used ½ cup)
¼ cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
½ cup pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons coffee beans, coarsely chopped
Pinch of coarse salt (I used sea salt)

Grease a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.

Melt chocolate in saucepan over a pot of simmering water. Add cardamom and stir to dissolve for a couple of minutes. Turn off heat, remove pot from heat and stir in half the mulberries, cherries, almonds and pistachios.

Pour chocolate onto prepared baking sheet. With an offset spatula or rubber spatula, spread chocolate in a wide rectangle about ¼ inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining nuts, dried fruit and ground coffee beans, and press gently into chocolate. Dust with salt.

Cool in refrigerator for about two hours, until hard. When firm, slide chocolate onto cutting board and break into pieces. The chocolate gets soft quickly so keep refrigerated until just before serving.

(Note: If you want to avoid nuts and/or just want a more traditional Passover dessert, try David Lebovitz’s chocolate covered matzo, recipe below, which he adapted from Marcy Goldman’s Betterbaking.com.)

Chocolate-Covered Caramelized Matzo Crunch
(adapted from Davidlebowitz.com and Marcy Goldman of Betterbaking.com. It’s super-simple and requires no fancy thermometer, equipment, or ingredients. If you can’t get matzo, use plain crackers such as saltines instead and omit the additional salt in the recipe. For Passover or vegans, Marcy advises that it works well with margarine. And for our gluten-free friends, this would be superb made with any gluten-free cracker.)

Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).

Ingredients:
4 to 6 sheets unsalted matzos
1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 cup (215g) firmly packed light brown sugar
Big pinch of sea salt
1/2-teaspoon vanilla extract
1-cup (160g) semisweet chocolate chips (or chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate)
1 cup (80g) toasted sliced almonds (optional)

Line a rimmed baking sheet (approximately 11 x 17″, 28 x 42cm) completely with foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges. Cover the foil with a sheet of parchment paper.

Line the bottom of the sheet with matzo, breaking extra pieces as necessary to fill in any spaces.

In a 3-4 quart (3-4l) heavy-duty saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together, and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the butter is melted and the mixture is beginning to boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add the salt and vanilla, and pour over matzo, spreading with a heatproof spatula.

Put the pan in the oven and reduce the heat to 350F (175C) degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. As it bakes, it will bubble up but make sure it’s not burning every once in a while. If it is in spots, remove from oven and reduce the heat to 325F (160C), then replace the pan.
Remove from oven and immediately cover with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes, then spread with an offset spatula.

If you wish, sprinkle with toasted almonds (or another favorite nut, toasted and coarsely-chopped), a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, or roasted cocoa nibs.

Let cool completely, the break into pieces and store in an airtight container until ready to serve. It should keep well for about one week.

Note: If making for Passover, omit the vanilla extract or find a kosher brand.

My favorite simple thing however is Nutella on Matzo with sprinkles! I would love to feature your recipes so send some my way @DivaMoms on twitter!

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Speaking of Olliepop, he had a special visitor in his writing class this week: the author of his favorite children’s book, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Carrie Berk! She came to read to his class and, of course, eat some DeLysscious cupcakes! He and his classmates were overjoyed:)

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What are everyone’s plans? Be sure to buy your tickets for the 2nd Annual Mom Mogul Breakfast! We are almost at capacity! Last year was such an enormous success, and mompreneurs enlightened us on their paths to success. Good food, company, and conversation; something you definitely don’t want to miss! Before the event, I know I will get my hair done at DryBar, which has just opened right around the corner from moi! I already know I will be their greatest customer!

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For those of you who celebrate Easter, I wanted to share these few cool way to decorate eggs!

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Did you see my new cray-cray gym bag? I officially received the “green light” after my 6 week Dr.’s checkup and I am ready to get back to Exhale/Core Fusion and Flywheel

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Such a gorgeous #FabULyssFinally Spring Saturday in #CentralPark #Olliepop

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Can you believe #BabyBlake is 6 weeks old already?!

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Have a beautiful weekend, DivaMoms!

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XOXO,

Lyss :)

 

A Trail of Glitter – April 5 ’14

Happy Saturday, DivaMoms! We just got back from a gorgeous afternoon outside; this weather is so incredible! Spring, although late, definitely doesn’t look like it’s going to disappoint us! I am so glad Jackson finished his ELA (English Language Arts) exams this week in time for the beautiful weather. When I asked him how difficult the exams were, he said, “medium,” meaning not-so-easy, not-s0-hard; I was relieved to hear firsthand that the exams were fair! Ironically enough, Oliver came home from school the same day saying that his classrooms’ “SMART Boards” weren’t so “smart” that day; they were broken and “going crazy!” Thursday was equally as stunning out as today is; I was SO elated to be able to take Blake outside for a walk. She got some much-needed outdoor time and mommy time while the boys were at school. She has undoubtedly come down with a case of “cabin fever” this past month! When the boys got home from school, they were so adorably eager to help me stroll her to the park. I say it all the time, but they really are the best big brothers!! Last night we celebrated Jax friend Anderson’s Birthday at the fun restaurant Ninja downtown;  a fun themed-restaurant with DeLysscious Japanese food! As for Oliver’s DeLysscious experience of the week, we bought some PEEPS today, which are still as yummy as I remember them from when I was little! “It’s not a party without the chicks!” I’m taking both boys together tonight to see the new Rio 2 movie, and I recently bought them the Rio Shampoo to go along! It smells absolutely amazing, like fresh mango! I definitely recommend; it makes cuddling with them even more DeLysscious! Tomorrow, Jackson and a group of his close friends are going to a Mets game with my husband, Brian, while I finally take Oliver to see The Lion King on Broadway; he has wanted to see it for the longest time! I can’t wait to hear him sing along as always and to go to Max Brenner for dinner! #Yum!

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 #Olliepop knows it’s certainly not a party without the chicks “peeps” #DeLysscious

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Have you guys seen the new Kid President Video addressed to all babies on their first days on Earth? It is so adorable, sweet, insightful and inspirational. I loved the part about “mess-ups” and giving people high-fives just for getting out of bed. Is anyone going to see If/Then on Broadway? I absolutely can’t WAIT to see Idina Menzel in the new musical; I fell completely in love with her and her talent when I first saw her in RENT many years ago (it is still my all-time favorite show and sountrack)! If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. Will let you know afterwards whether or not it makes my “Must-See Lysst…” I have a feeling it will! :)

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What are your Tuesday night plans, DivaMoms? I absolutely cannot wait for our much-anticipated launch of Susie Orman Schnall’s new novel, On Grace! The event is going to be a lot of fun and include lots of pampering.  I have personally read On Grace and think it is such a fantastic book  for women turning 40 and or already in their 40′s,  I’m not alone in these thoughts.

On Grace is a telling, touching exploration of modern marriage, fidelity, and friendship. Susie Schnall’s debut is riddled with the little truths that make up the texture of women’s daily lives. Fans of Emily Giffin will relate to this engaging read.” —Beatriz Williams, internationally bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and Overseas

The venue is impressive as well; DASHA Wellness & Spa is such a relaxing and special place to unwind. DASHA’s services were designed to restore you to an active and healthy lifestyle using nonsurgical and alternative medicine techniques. We believe in a 360 degree approach to wellness and in using more than one modality to treat health problems. By incorporating a broad range of treatments from several different disciplines, we are able to build a truly well-rounded treatment program for each patient. A patient who comes to our Health and Wellness Center for rehabilitation from an injury will see a team physical therapist who, in turn, may recommend pilates, medical massage, or acupuncture as a part of the treatment regimen, and all of these treatments are conveniently available under one roof in the heart of NYC and in one appointment!

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Did you catch me last night on Fox News/ The Hannity show? We were discussing how some teens today are out of control on Spring Break. Yes, of course I had fun on Spring Break however what these teens have today that we did not is social media. Everything is being recorded and photographed.  Something “stupid” that you might have done on Spring Break can stay with you for a very long time. Parents have a responsibility to talk about everything with their kids/teens today and social media is a big topic.

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Had to share that AWARD-WINNING RED CARPET IMPROV CLASSES FOR KIDS – ARE STARTING THIS WEEK! My #Olliepop’s favorite acting class in NYC!

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Classes for kids ages 4-12
10-WEEK SPRING SESSION RUNS:  APRIL 7TH – JUNE 12TH

About Red Carpet Kids…

At Red Carpet Improv, we believe that the art of improvisation can build self confidence, self esteem, and creativity. Through songs, games, exercises, and scenes, we teach kids to follow their instincts and allow their personalities to shine through! 

More than a performance activity, Improv is a powerful learning instrument that teaches children to use their imagination, to improve their listening and observations skills, and to have fun in the moment. It is great for all types of kids, from outgoing to shy.

We have assembled expert Improv teachers from the most acclaimed schools in the country (Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Groundlings) and have developed a specialized Improv curriculum just for kids!

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A friend of me sent me this yesterday, and I couldn’t help but to share it! I think it’s a perfect way to look at things and I want the same for every woman in my life!

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Enjoy the beautiful day, DivaMoms, and leave a trail of glitter wherever you go!

XOXO

Lyss

 

 

 

 

Cupcake Uncoupling – March 29 ’14

Happy Saturday, DivaMoms! I hope everyone had a great week and, for those who had a Spring break, a fantastic vacation (or STAYcation)! Where on earth did this past month go?! I can’t believe my baby Blake Harper turned one month yesterday; she is growing so quickly and time is truly flying since we are enjoying her so much. What an absolute joy this baby girl has brought into our home for myself, Brian, the boys, our nanny and even our puppy! Jackson is naturally becoming the best older brother for the second time around; he learned how to burp her the other day and did a very successful job. I can tell he is going to be such a huge help, and I see his fervor for caring for Blake growing more and more each day. It is such a beautiful thing to watch and Ollie quickly follows his lead each time. I love my boys so much and am so glad my gorgeous little girl is going to grow up with double the love, guidance and protection; I can already picture Jax and Oliver intensely interviewing her future first prom date! ;) Did I tell you what happened to my nose? I was taking Oliver to Jamba Juice and, on the way back, I slipped on a crack in front of Starbucks and went down…FACE FIRST! I think I broke my nose (CAT scan shows a fracture)! And, with my luck, I had to do a TV segment two days later with a VERY swollen nose! NEVER a dull day…ever!

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This morning, we went on a much-anticipated trip to Sprinkles Cupcakes to try our the new cupcake machine!! Not sure who was more excited: the boys, or me ;) Have you heard about this new “Cupcake ATM” craze started by Sprinkles? An ATM that spits out cupcakes instead of cash doesn’t necessarily scream ”genius business idea.” Nevertheless, the quirky invention is now filling a popular demand in the American market: late-night cravings for freshly baked sweets. In six cities across the country including Chicago, Atlanta, and most recently New York City, sugar addicts can now purchase a cupcake for $4.25 from an automated machine 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The freshly baked goods are handcrafted by the California-based cupcake shop Sprinkles. The novel idea came to the company’s co-founders Candace and Charles Nelson when Candace was pregnant with their first child. She thought it was ridiculous that she owned cupcake bakeries and couldn’t get a freshly baked treat at an odd hour, Charles told Fortune. That craving inspired the company’s first cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills, Calif. in 2012. ”When we created the first cupcake-only bakery in 2005, we thought, ‘Why can’t the cupcake be the star of the show?’,” says Charles. “What we saw is that we had customers who were demanding cupcakes 24 hours a day, but it doesn’t make sense to have your business open at three or four in the morning … fast-forward to the cupcake ATM.” A friend told me this morning that the line was out the door and around the corner yesterday! Those of you who know my Oliver, know that this photo doesn’t even capture a third of his excitement… :) Love this little man; he is so thoughtful and generous…the other cupcake he bought and designed was for a friend whom he had a play-date with today!

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Seeing those colorful sprinkles on Ollie’s cupcakes made me wonder when on Earth the spring flowers are going to bloom!! I am so beyond ready to breakout the gladiator sandals, lightly-colored handbags and… SKIRTS! Did anyone catch my piece on Skirts-by-Body-Type in this week’s Closer Magazine Weekly?! What shape and color skirts are you stacking your DivaClosets with this spring? I love versatile, flattering and colorful skirts!

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Ok, now for what we have all been waiting for… Good old Gwyneth Paltrow… What is left to say? Maybe it’s here diet of Kale, flax seeds and ice cubes that has put her SO unbelievably out-of-touch with reality. I hope Chris Martin RUNS to the dearest diner for a triple bacon cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake ASAP! Hey, Gwenny, if you’re reading this and would like to know what life as a REAL working mother is life, feel free to stop by my apartment anytime. Before she announced her separation, the 41-year-old actress told E! News she had a rule about only filming one movie per year so she could spend more time with her kids, Apple, 9 and Moses, 7. She then went on to explain that it’s harder being a Hollywood mom than a 9-5 parent: ”I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.” UMM… I don’t even know what to say or how to respond anymore! Did you catch what I had to say on Fox 5 with @AskStefanie?

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Have a beautiful week and join in me staying positive about the weather in hopes that Spring will come sooner than later! BabyBlake is ready for some long walks with mommy in Central Park!

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man [or woman] can control his [or her] mind, he [or she] can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him [or her].” -Buddha

Are you ready for the #Nickelodeon #2014KidsChoiceAwards with the kiddies tonight?! Our PJs are on and popcorn is popping… #Slime

XOXO,

Lyss

 

Put a Spring in Your Step – March 21 ’14

Happy Friday, DivaMoms! I hope you are all getting used to the idea of putting those puffy coats, jackets and vests in storage for a while! Spring is here! I sent the boys off to school yesterday with some serious “spring” in their steps, and they were certainly enthusiastic; my little guy, Ollie, was even excited about the rain! “This is the sign that spring is here, mommy!” he said. I did not, however, at all appreciate the rain when I was walking to my favorite sushi restaurant, Seki (you MUST try if you haven’t!), on Wednesday night (the dinner, however, was DeLysscious!). Speaking of my boys, aside from Oliver thinking he “caught” a leprechaun with his bare hands on St. Patrick’s Day this past Monday (LOL), they have been accomplishing so many impressive feats in school! This week was Specials Visitation Week for parents, where Brian and I got to visit Jackson and Oliver at school to see Jax play the recorder (without too many squeaks; yay!), and Ollie in Social Circle (perfect, right?!) talking about what makes him unique (not sure how he picked just one thing!). I love my boys so much and am so proud of them. Being the mother to a son, let alone two, is so special, and involves such a unique and unbreakable bond. I cannot wait to see the Broadway show Mothers and Sons next week! (“…a timely and provocative new play that explores our evolving understanding of family in today’s world. At turns funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.”) I also cannot wait to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, the new Wes Anderson film, this weekend with my husband for “date night;” I hope my mom (AKA NanaDoll) can handle all three kids! As for my little Blake Harper, whose gorgeousness I still cannot get over… I cannot wait to take her out for a little walk today on the sunny side of the street! While I still cannot take her to places that are too crowded– she is getting her shots at two months and, just like with my boys, I will not take any chances– a little walk to celebrate FabULyss spring should be relaxing and wonderful!  Speaking of the sun and being outdoors, I hope all families who are going away on vacation have a wonderful spring break, safe flights and lots of family fun! What is everyone doing? Are there any snow-lovers out there going on a skiing vacation with their families to squeeze out the last few days of winter? I cannot wait to take our first vacation as a three-child family; I wonder how different it’s going to be?! Any advice? I already catch myself looking at the cutest, most FabULyss baby girl bathing suits…

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As many of you know, I am now the big 4-0! I absolutely cannot wait to celebrate (belatedly)  my 40th birthday tonight with my closest friends at TAO Downtown! My friends are too funny; they think it’s time I “go out to celebrate!” I keep reminding them that I am still not 100% due to a little thing called a C-section! Let’s just say that “partying” to me these days is 3/4 of a cocktail, as I am in a strict “pump and dump” routine (breastfeeding) which they always forget… :) This will undoubtedly be my celebration of this past week’s International Happiness Day; how did YOU celebrate? I hope with some yummy food, friends, family and, maybe, even a cocktail!

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Who else is absolutely sick about this missing jet?! They are reporting that they “may” have found some debris. Hm, I don’t see how we have put a man on the moon but cannot seem to discover what really happened here, even with multiple countries looking into it. I have never seen anything like this where we are unable to find the answer. The poor families; my heart goes out to them so much. I don’t know what I would do in a situation like this. Does anyone think that it is terror-related? They have been looking into that, as well. They are calling this a real life “LOST” situation but, unfortunately, this is real life and not television. The “possible” wreckage is also in a very suspicious location. Here is the latest on this mysterious, sickening tragedy.

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So, about Kim and Kanye’s Vogue cover: I understand that magazines need to do what is in their best interest financially in some situations but, as a woman who has loved the magazine for its dedication to fashion and fashion icons, I am so disappointed! I think having a reality star (nothing against Kim Kardashian; I just don’t understand how she is relevant to the magazine or a fashion icon) and her musician-husband-to-be on the cover just makes no sense! It makes me listen to the song Vogue so differently :( Yes, her dress is beautiful, but a VOGUE COVER?! And, why is Kanye there? Relevancy and consistency should matter more to the people behind that cover. That should be something sacred and reserved to work for. It looks like the cover of Wedding magazine! Do you agree? Tweet me your thoughts!

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I hope everyone can make it to our latest FabULyss DivaMoms Book Club Event celebrating Susie Orman Schnall’s new novel, On Grace! 

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Did you see me on the TODAY Show/#ReelMoms discussing great family movies#MuppetsMostWantedMustSee

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Funny story from #Olliepop‘s teacher today…. They are learning the difference between needs and wants… xoxo

I asked Oliver about the hair salon when we got back to the classroom, and without hesitation he said it was a NEED! I asked him why, and he said because girls need to get panicures and their hair done when they have special events or are going to be on TV. I died!!!! Panicures!!!

Have a FabULyss weekend & vacation, DivaMoms!

XOXO,

Lyss

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