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)!

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

To Pre-K Parents: Take a Deep Breath, Your Kid is OK

My 4-year-old identical twins started pre-K this year, in separate classrooms. I am naturally the kind of mother who does not sweat the small stuff. As one of my friends has said, “You’re just not... Read more

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

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