Celebration smoothies for Israel Independence Day

My job as communications director at a Modern Orthodox Jewish high school has many advantages, chief among them is that I get paid to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut. Here are some highlights of how we celebrated Israel's 64th birthday today. Granola Baby joined me at work for a lively round of Yom HaAtzmaut dancing, where teenage … Continue reading Celebration smoothies for Israel Independence Day

Move over Starbucks

Somewhere in between my 5(!) carpools yesterday, I had a few minutes with nothing to do but wait. **Warning: this can be dangerous anywhere near a Starbucks drive-thru. I decided to splurge on a tall latte, which rang up to $3.14. That would be $.12 more than the last time I got a Starbucks, so … Continue reading Move over Starbucks

Fall for coffee

Remember that Folger's commercial where the parents roll out of bed only when they smell the coffee? As a working mother of 4, that's basically the scene around here. Only I'm the one usually making the coffee. And no one's allowed to start nagging before I get to drink it. Sure, I like Starbucks as … Continue reading Fall for coffee