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On this Veterans Day 2013, I’m feeling grateful for all of the soldiers throughout our nation’s history — including my father and my father-in-law, both of whom fought in Vietnam, and my cousin who served in Iraq. But I’m also … Continue reading

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Let’s party!! And while we’re at it, let’s build a community

Recently we celebrated N’s 6th birthday. Like we do every year, we threw a little party at home with a few of her friends. And as always, the party planning drove me crazy. Every year, in the midst of trips … Continue reading

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From Disney Skeptic to Convert: Our Family Trip to The Magic Kingdom

When G suggested to me that we take a first-ever family vacation to Disneyworld this summer, my first (unenthusiastic) reaction was: “Er. Really?” For the past six years, we’ve taken our summer vacation on the North Fork of Long Island, … Continue reading

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My Little Runaway

Today N gave me a little scare: she decided to run away from home. It was the first time she has ever done that, and I sure hope it’s the last. N’s summer camp ended last week, so this week … Continue reading

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Road Trip! A Family Sunday on the North Fork of Long Island

In August 2007, when I was (very!) pregnant with N, G and I decided to take a weekend holiday on the North Fork of Long Island — to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to have one last baby-free vacation. There’s a … Continue reading

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This summer, N is attending a real summer camp for the first time. I’ve been surprised by what a learning experience it has been for both of us. The camp is located on the beautiful grounds of a local private … Continue reading

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Summertime YUM!

This week I’m taking a break from the serious stuff to post some pictures of our “kitchen creations” so far this summer: homemade ice cream (the shortcut!), beans with broccoli leaves (yes, broccoli leaves!), and grilled veal chops with garlic-lemon … Continue reading

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Two little girls + stressed working mom + client meeting = ??? Let’s find out!!

Maybe it’s because I’m a curious soul, or because I like a good challenge. Or maybe it’s because I have a teeny, tiny chip on my shoulder about being a working mom, and feel like I have something to prove. … Continue reading

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Sex Ed for Kindergarteners?? Maybe it’s time.

Yesterday when I picked up N after school, she came running up to me and beckoned my ear down to her lips. “Please don’t get mad at me,” she whispered urgently. “Don’t worry, I won’t,” I responded gently, in the … Continue reading

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I’m ready to admit it: I’ve started reading a book on how to manage my anger. It begins: “Anger is a part of life.” Unfortunately for this mom, anger is all too often a part of my daily life. My … Continue reading

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