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December 4, 2012
Meet Live-Do-Grow

Thanks for visiting! Ciao Mom has grown up and moved over to LiveDoGrowLive.Do.Grow.  Three little words that were born from a list to find my “why” many months ago. Live.Do.Grow. An evolution in thinking and realization of my purpose and passion.   Which is why I have taken flight, to a new home. A new […]

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Playing Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

November 30, 2012
Disney Epic Mickey 2

Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for XBox arrived in our house recently. My daughter was excited because….well, this is Mickey Mouse after all and even at eight years old, Mickey is Mickey. But really, for a family that has both an XBox and Wii you would think that we play a lot […]

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Movie Night: Life of Pi

November 28, 2012
life of pi

Life of Pi hit movie theaters last, based on the 2001 novel by Yann Martel. As someone who enjoys the movies, but rarely takes the time or makes the effort (babysitters and all) to make movie night a regular occurrence, I am usually the last person to even know that a movie is showing.  Granted, we […]

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Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2012
GivingTuesday

Today is an important day. It is not just November 27th. It is not just the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is #GivingTuesday. A day that symbolizes the potential impact that each of us can have to help build capacity in others through gestures, through actions, through whatever it is that we […]

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Mamma Mia on Broadway

November 24, 2012
Mamma Mia on Broadway | Ciao Mom

Broadway musical albums make up a large number of the playlists on my ITunes music library.  From Les Miserables to Phantom of the Opera to Annie to Mamma Mia, the list is long. So it should be no surprise that my eight year old daughter is a fan and knows most of the music to […]

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Getting Fit with Nike + Kinect Training

November 15, 2012
Getting Fit with Nike + Kinect Trainer | Ciao Mom

One of the things that has always motivated me to workout harder and better is a personal trainer.  Over the course of years of gym memberships I worked out with trainers that helped me slim down, get strong, and work to achieve my fitness goals. Except that now, I am without a gym. Or rather, […]

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Would you Choose Spanx or Save Your Nail Polish?

November 13, 2012
Choosing Spanx over nail polish | Ciao Mom

Have you ever had to decide between clean lines and less bulge or saving a manicured pair of hands with freshly done nail polish? Or better yet, have you ever asked your HUSBAND to help you put on your Spanx? The scene of the Spanx and nail polish debacle, aka  A Lesson in How NOT […]

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Breaking the Golden Rule of Running

November 12, 2012
Running mistakes not to make | ciao Mom

Every runner, at some point in their running career, uses running tips and advice, to improve or change their running. But what about running mistakes? Mistakes that you know are mistakes because you have read tips about them?  Mistakes that you have actually warned people against? There is one golden rule in running: Never ever […]

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The Parents Guide for After a Parent Teacher Conference

November 8, 2012
What happens after parent teacher conferences

Parents across the country are coming home from their first parent teacher conferences of the 2012-2013 school year. First quarter report cards are being prepared if they have not already been shared, and a second quarter of school is beginning for students everywhere. The question is…what happens after the first parent teacher conference? How do […]

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Making a Statement with Your Vision

November 7, 2012

The lights flickered as we lit the menorah. Flickers that made it so that I could not look at the candles head on, so much so that questions were raised and then followed by eye exams. Before I was five, I was wearing glasses with a patch for a lazy eye. At that age, my […]

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