Category Archives: Fun Activities

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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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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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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My outgoing/antisocial child…?

At 4.5 years old, our daughter N is a lovely, outgoing child (much of the time). She is well-liked at preschool by her friends and teachers and plays very nicely with the other kids. She is fun and funny and … Continue reading

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Surviving the Super Bowl

Despite the fact that we live in Brooklyn — all of which is now plastered with NY Giants paraphernalia — our family is rooting for the Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl. My husband grew up in Boston and is a … Continue reading

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It’s Hard Work, Taking a Vacation

Now that we have two young kiddoes, I wouldn’t exactly describe our first family-of-four vacation as “relaxing.”  In fact, it was the hardest-working getaway we’ve ever had.  G and I both feel like we need a vacation from the vacation. … Continue reading

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