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Happy Birthday Workit, Mom!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

A place where working moms connect

Workit,Mom! is celebrating their first year in business this week. To celebrate, they are giving away one gift per day to members during the week of April 14th! For more information, please visit: Happy 1st Birthday. Wishing you many, many more!


Monday, February 11th, 2008


Lisa is a young mother living in the West Village recently diagnosed with a deadly form of leukemia (AML) that must be cured with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. DONOR DRIVES ARE LISTED BELOW. Testing is simple, painless and fast. It’s only a registration form and a cheek swab. Lisa’s doctors need to do a bone marrow transplant in the next 4-6 weeks.

Unfortunately, there is currently no perfect genetic match in the banks but doctors say that her Ashnekazi background should make it easy to find a match if we can get enough Jews tested. Not enough Jews are in the bank to save her life as well as others in need. You can help – get tested If you are between the ages of 18 & 55 and of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) descent, get tested to find out if you may be a donor match! Testing involves a mouth swab for saliva on the inner wall of your cheek and only takes a few minutes.

Upcoming Donor Drives in Honor of Lisa

Sunday, February 10
When: 9am – 3pm
Where: Ramaz Middle School,
114 East 85th Street

Monday, February 11
When: 8:00 – 1pm
Where: Rodeph Shalom Congregation
7 W 83rd Street

Tuesday, February 12
When: 8:30am- 12:00pm
Where: JCC of Manhattan,
334 Amsterdam Ave @ 76th St.

Wednesday, February 13
When: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Where: The New Shul @ Village Community School,
272 W. 10th St. btwn Greenwich & Washington Sts.

Thursday, February 14
When: 8:00am-2:30pm
Where: Temple Sharaay Tefilia,
259 E. 79th St. @ 2nd Ave

For more Drives and additional information:

Another Inconvenient Truth

Monday, December 10th, 2007


I have the distinct pleasure of knowing a very smart and insightful man and futurist, David Houle, who recently shared information about the Institute for Truth in Accounting. This organization aims to bring transparency and truth in accounting at the highest levels. They are spreading the word about the national deficit.

As Americans and parents, it is imperative that we understand the tremendous debt our children will inherit. I urge you to visit to, at a minimum, learn the staggering truth about the financial state of our nation. It will make you wince, to be certain. Our children (and theirs, and theirs) need us to do all we can to stop this profuse hemorrhaging. You can sign up on their website to learn how you can take part in making a difference.

One of my favorite quotes by Margaret Meade feels appropriate for this post: “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

bashed – kids party planning event this weekend

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007


BASHED! The ABCs of Party Planning ( taking place this Sunday (10/28) at the Altman Building (135 West 18th Street, between 6th + 7th Avenues) from 10 AM – 6 PM. The event includes a full-day of music (including Gustafer Yellowgold, Bari Koral, Uncle Rock and more) and an amazing line-up of top party planners who will talk about everything from food allergies to what makes NYC the best place on earth for a kids’ party. Sponsored by Apple & Eve, the event also features 35 top-notch exhibitors and lots of freebies! You can purchase tickets in advance at

a party, you’re invited!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007