Nili B.


Cute {DIY} Gift Ideas for Grandparent’s Day

Originally published September 2017. Grandparent's Day is on September 12, 2021. Grandparent's Day is JUST around the corner! (And believe me, I only realized it when my son’s school sent out an email reminder yesterday.) It's...
family meal

{How to} Turn Multiple ‘Kid’ Meals into One Family Meal

When the pediatrician asks about their eating habits, I answer truthfully- They eat mostly everything that I make! The key word being *mostly. And, also- I only make what I already know they like,...
air travel with kids

7 {Sanity-Saving} Tips for Air Travel with Kids

Whether you're flying internationally, across the country, or just two hours away, travel with kids is rarely a breeze. We all have our tips and tricks, and here are a few of my favorites: PACKING If...
gun safety at playdate

{THE GUN SAFETY ASK} Are you Prepared for Your Next Playdate?

Nearly two years ago when we moved to Dallas, a friend of mine from overseas asked what I would do about playdates. “What do you mean?” I asked, thinking - what could be so...

shhhh! Theater and Live Music Etiquette for Kids

In the past 15 years of my professional international career as an opera singer, I have sung for a fair share of audiences. From children’s school performances, to date-night audiences, to Sunday afternoon “silver...
body image

The New Year-New You Struggle-Bus :: Women and Body Image Goals 2018

This is what my facebook feed looked like just before New Year's Day and throughout the first week of 2018: "I made this list of workouts I could do at home. So, my burpees were...
New Year for New Mom

New Years Resolutions for {New Moms}

My daughter turned one just a few months ago. When I look back over the past year to reflect and recap, there are a few things that come to mind as a new mom...
Dual-language immersion

Dual-Language Immersion Schools in Dallas :: WHY Choose a Second Language?

According to the National Association for Bilingual Education, Texas leads the nation in the number of schools — about 700 — using dual-language immersion programs at the elementary level. Giving young children and school-aged students...
teachable moment

Teachable Moments In Target

We’ve all been there. This story was relayed to me from a fellow mom who, like all of us, was just trying to get through another day. I’m sharing it here because I think...

Let it go! (or not?) Summer Travel and Vacation Routines

My children have been ‘off schedule’ since June 5th. We have traveled on trains, planes, in taxis, ubers, and busses at all hours of the day (and sometimes night). With a 5.5, just-turned-3, and...

Why I’ll never fly with a car seat again

My family and I have done more than a fair share of long-haul flights since our children were born. We have relatives all over the US and around the world from Germany to Israel,...

Baby Weight: Why It Took A Personal Trainer The Third Time Around

I still can’t help but keep those numbers in my head. The number on the scale when I got married. The number I weighed when I got pregnant with my first, my second, the number I gained...