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3 ways to stretch your dollars at Mohonk Mountain House

August 7, 2012

I can hardly believe that I just spent $1,129.16 for a one-night, mother-daughter getaway to a top-rated spa. No regrets! In fact, if I’ve got a glow, it’s probably due […]

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My kid gets to model again in Seventeen magazine

February 22, 2012

My daughter got into Seventeen magazine for a second time! In addition to the great photo shoot, Gabi has learned some¬†essential life skills. Yay — at age 16, she’s becoming […]

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What my daughter thinks of me

August 4, 2011

What’s your mom like? My daughter answers that question today as our guest blogger. Taken together, her photo essay and artist’s statement create an honest, profound reflection — which is […]

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How to become a model in Seventeen Magazine — like my daughter!

March 24, 2011

Hey, guess what — my baby’s in the April issue of Seventeen Magazine! Look for her on page 82! She’s in the upper right-hand corner of the “pretty prom styles!” […]

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How to take great news photos & get published – 9 tips from Chuck Zoeller of AP

December 2, 2010

If you want to be a photojournalist — or just wish your photos had a more exciting, newsy edge — meet Chuck Zoeller. For the past 24 years, he’s been […]

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Making Chinese dumplings with Kian Lam Kho at the Institute of Culinary Education

October 5, 2010

Last night, I got out of my kitchen to take my first real cooking class. After years of teaching Asian cooking classes to kids, I finally got a chance to […]

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A night at the re-opened Taj Mahal Palace: total luxury after 2008 terrorist attack

September 27, 2010

My three-week trip to India included a 36-hour stopover in Mumbai. Formerly known as Bombay, it’s the world’s most populated city in the world’s second largest country. In 2008, it […]

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