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, “We Do Not Negotiate with Terrorists: Parenting Just Got Real. Positive Parenting Strategies that Work.”

Without her Annual Well Visit, My Kid Could Have Gone Blind

I recently shared the unexpected perks of one of my 4-year-old identical twins wearing glasses, but how did I even know she needed glasses to begin with? She’s so young! It all started with her annu... Read more

Here’s What Happened When I Flew to Ireland and Back with 3 Kids on My Own

I am no stranger to traveling internationally; in fact, you could say I’m obsessed with it. In the past year I have been to the Dominican Republic, Israel, France and most recently Ireland.  I love... Read more

Decompressing Over the Summer by Filling up My Calendar

Summertime is traditionally a time to slow down and enjoy lazy days, but I am filling my summer with fun things because summertime (and year-round really) should be about doing the things you love wit... Read more

A Parent's Review of the Acme Grocery Pick-Up Service

Last week, my husband was in England for business and our meals were down to canned tuna fish and soups I had stashed away in our basement deep freezer.  I only go food shopping twice a month and I a... Read more

Have Kids, will Still Travel

When I had three babies in less than three years (yep, twins), people had the impression my life, as I knew it, would be over.  I would swap my professional career outside of the home to be a stay-at... Read more

An Extra-Curricular Update and Finding Flowers in an Ohio Winter

It’s almost spring and I’m itching to see flower buds on plants and experience warmer weather to occupy our time with outside picnics and trips to local playgrounds. Winters tend to feel longer... Read more

Children's Museum of Cleveland Wins over Moms, Dads and Kids

The new Children's Museum of Cleveland (CMC) recently reopened in a new location and all I can say is “Wow, it’s awesome.” First, I am a sucker for historic mansions (where the museum is now loc... Read more

Why I Love Consigning and Shopping at Rhea Lana

Hear ye! Hear ye! MAJOR NEWS! Mark your calendar for March 11-15. Why? It’s the Rhea Lana Spring 2018 Event Raise your hand if kid stuff has taken over your house!  (You cannot see it, but... Read more

BrittFit: My Fun Way to Stay Healthy with My Kids During the Holiday Season

Photo credit: Heather Pelko PhotographyOh the weather outside is frightful… and I do not feel like taking walks when my fingers and toes are freezing and my nose is running more than my feet.  So w... Read more

My “Sliding Doors” Day

Do you remember the 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow movie, Sliding Doors? In it, Gwyneth dons another, fun to listen to but we all know it’s fake, British accent and we watch two versions of her life play out ... Read more

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