Emailing With My Girlfriends

Michelle Dickstein is a Midwest transplant from the East Coast with her husband. Michelle has her Masters of Public Health and works full-time outside of the home. Michelle writes about her adventures in life as the mother of three adorable and curly-headed young daughters, two of which are identical twins. In addition she writes for Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, blogs (Emailing with My Girlfriends and Kveller) and has made appearances on CBS 19 and Fox 8 news as a lifestyle and parenting "expert" (whatever that means)! Michelle is co-authoring a book (and looking for a literary agent and publisher)!

COVID-19 & My Mental Health

You don’t need more superfluous dialogue about coronavirus from me, so this blog is focused on how the current situation has impacted my mental health and given me unexpected opportunities for mindf... Read more

4 Ways to Fill Winter Weekends with Fun Activities for Kids and Parents

Mid-March is when I feel Northeast Ohio has entered the last slog of winter. There are some sunny mornings, yet freezing temperatures and snow is still in the weather forecast. Here are four ways I fi... Read more

10 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine's Day

1. Appreciate what you CAN do. In the age of “doing it all” and living an Insta-worthy life, take inventory of everything you DO accomplish. Go ahead, make a list. My list starts with keeping t... Read more

No More Meddling Mama

My identical twins started kindergarten in separate classrooms this fall. This was encouraged by the school and child psychologists alike because it’s meant to help them develop their own identity a... Read more

Experiencing Christmas When you Celebrate Hanukkah

It’s that time of year again — time for me to navigate Christmas as the Jewish parent of three little ones. The first few years of new parenthood around the holiday season felt dicey because wh... Read more

Join me to Survive and Thrive in Parenting

Parenting is hard, and it truly takes a village. If you have ever felt this way, the Survive and Thrive series is for you. The Survive and Thrive in Parenthood Series — led by yours truly — is ... Read more

My One-On-One Trip With My Kid

Earlier this spring, my oldest daughter (I have three girls), requested a special mother-daughter trip. I am no stranger to travel. I almost always have an upcoming AirBNB, hotel, bus, or plane res... Read more

8 Great Ideas for a “Mom Playdate” in Northeast Ohio

Having kids certainly makes getting together with friends more challenging than it was pre-kid, but seeing my friends is one of the best ways for me to simultaneously relax and charge my battery. Here... Read more

How This Mama Chooses Her Extra-Curricular Activities

“Where do you find the time?” is a question I am often asked, accompanied with a rather quizzical, but impressed expression on the asker’s face. Here are my stats: 1. I am the mother of 3 daug... Read more

We Have a Cleaning Lady and I Love It

Mark the date: 12 years together as a couple, nine years of marriage, and I finally introduced a new woman into my household. I held out as long as I could. Now, we have a cleaning lady. My husband... Read more

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