It is no secret that social media can often cause more harm than good. Yes, it is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, share adorable photos of your children and pets, or stay up...
Moms, let's face it, the holidays are tiring! Many times we are the ones getting presents for everyone on both sides of the family, coordinating parties and events, and cooking. By the time the actual holiday gets here we...
Being Jewish in the Christian south can be challenging. It can feel lonely, and even scary at times. Being Jewish is part of who I am. It's woven into the identity of my family now. My wish is for...
Giving gifts is a way to show you care. It is a love language we all can speak and understand. As much as I love receiving gifts, I feel there is greater joy in giving. When I see the...
When Elf on a Shelf first debuted several years ago - I think our oldest son was still a baby - I thought it was weird and creepy. Some doll comes to life and reports to Santa about goodness...
Before becoming a SAHM I had a career in Store-line Retail Management. In fact, I worked 13 holiday seasons in retail; 10 of those in management. By Halloween, I would already attend several holiday planning sessions and put up in-store...

On Being Thankful

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Some days I'm thankful. Other days I am all too aware of my problems and shortcomings. There are all the "I wish" thoughts that flood into my head. I wish we didn't have to live paycheck to paycheck. I wish...
"Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead" - Carole King - Gilmore Girls has been a staple in my life; an inspiration, an...
One of my favorite fall traditions is taking family pictures! Whether we want to send holiday cards, make gifts for grandparents, or hang up new frames in our home, it's always exciting to have a current picture of myself,...
‘Tis the season for special treats, heavy sweaters, and scented candles (Eucalyptus has always been my personal favorite all-season scent). Autumn, fall, or harvest season, whichever you like to call it, is also generally the time to start thinking...
I have started and erased so many paragraphs in this post. I thought it would be easy to write, being a veteran myself. But in fact, it's one of the hardest posts I've written. I honestly don't know how...
"Just because a politician talks about something doesn't make it political." When did science and culture become political? When did everything become black and white (and I don't mean racially)? When did medicine and history become à la cart? In the...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
With the school year back in full swing and the days beginning to get shorter and cooler, movie nights make for a great way to relax and spend time with your family or enjoy a little me-time. So, here's...
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Columbia Mom EATS :: Enzo’s Delicatessen

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I was born and raised in Western NY, and am as Italian as they come. In Rochester, where I grew up, there is a...

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