Throwback Thursday: Christmas in New York

The lights, the windows, the skaters, the tree at Rockefeller Center – there is nothing better than Christmas in New York. Growing up in New Jersey, Christmas in New York was a yearly tradition. My dad took two weeks off around Christmas, and we always did fun holiday adventures. One of those adventures every year…

My American Girl Dream

Most girls who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s in the US knew about American Girl Dolls by Pleasant Company. I was around 8 when I first heard about American Girl. Kristen, Samantha and Molly were all 9 year old girls growing up in different time periods in the US, going through the same…

9/11 Memorial

Today is September 11th, and like most Americans,  I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that terrible day back in 2001.  I remember the days after and I remember the first time I saw Ground Zero.  In 2005 I moved away from New Jersey and the constant visual reminders but…