Does JAP mean Japanese? I get this question a lot from people outside of the Northeast. In my case I’m referring to a Jewish American Princess. Urban Dictionary has a great definition of JAP, starting with “a bitchy, spoiled, golddigging Jewish female.” Now, I can’t vouch for bitchy, but I’m definitely not spoiled, and I’m not a gold digger. I call myself a JAP more in the broad sense of a Jewish girl. (You can agree with this or not, it’s all fine!) My Dad used to call me a JIT when I was younger (JAP in Training) and I guess it all just kind of stuck!! And about me…

IMG_3259I’m a sarcastic 30-something born and raised in Queens, New York. I went to Hofstra University – didn’t even leave the state for college! And after a few years of living in the Boogie Down Bronx, I now live in a small town on Long Island.

Happily married to a self-proclaimed “Rock Star”, who goes by Dave. We are also “Mommy” and “Daddy” to a little girl named Sadie, who keeps us on our toes and is the most awesome little girl ever. EVER.

A corporate event planner by day and a mommy all the other hours of the day I try to balance everything but since I can’t juggle, it usually comes slamming down around me. Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!

I have some general anxiety issues which I share a bit here because well, you’re not alone!

This blog is a place for me to be me, comments or sponsors be damned. It’s a space for me to recap my life, the thoughts floating around in my head, share recipes or DIY projects – whatever the hell I want. So either get in and enjoy the ride, or shut the browser and move on. 😉

Contact me at perksofbeingajap@gmail(.)com

You were warned.