The January Scoop


“Ignoring My Kids – For Their Own Good” by Jordana Horn in The Forward.  Perhaps paying a little less attention to our kids is a good thing. Horn thinks so.

 Kind Bar is very kind!  Read “Setting A High Bar” by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong in Fast Company.

“How Loehmann’s Transformed Shopping Forever — and Gave Me a Million Memories”  by Elissa Straus in The Forward.  We’ve all got our Loehmann’s memories. Straus shares hers.

Click here for a terrific interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Jennifer Senior who discusses her new book “All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.” 

The Collateral Damage of a Teenager” by Jennifer Senior is an excerpt from her new book in New York Magazine.  It’s a great read if you have teenagers.

My new cookbook obsession  — Gwyneth Paltrow’s, “It’s All Good: Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and feel Great.” The recipes are all wholesome, healthy and easy. My family has unanimously loved everything I’ve made so far. I got clean plates back. That’s a big deal.

 And lastly, my favorite new TED talk for both kids and adults… “Diana Nyad: Extreme Swimming with the World’s Most Dangerous Jellyfish”  Remember last year when Nyad, at 64, became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage?  She’s a terrific speaker. You’ll be so inspired by her perseverance and her will to never give up.

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2 Comments on The January Scoop

  1. IRINA
    February 7, 2014 at 12:41 am (9 years ago)

    Thank you for the excerpt from the “Collateral Damage of a Teenager”. I have a puppy and a cute baby, it helps a little but is still not enough to balance the acidity of a teenager. A pony perhaps? I love the way you draw from such a variety of sources! Looking forward to the next post.

    • Julie Levine
      February 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm (9 years ago)

      You certainly have your hands full. The NPR interview is a good one and worth listening to as it pertains to all ages of kids. Thanks so much for your comments and please share if you’ve read or heard anything inspiring. Sometimes it’s just the thing that helps with getting through a crazy day with a house full of kids.


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