Category Archives: Health & Safety

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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Tragedy from a distance – still scary – and overcoming fear

My mom called the other night to tell me about a close friend of hers whose 90-year-old parents were brutally beaten in a home invasion this week. Even though the crime happened 2,000 miles away to people I had never … Continue reading

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In Defense of Family Planning

I don’t usually write about politics here, but tonight I felt it was important to say something on behalf of women and families in this country. In recent days you may have followed the heated debate over whether a female … Continue reading

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Guardian of our family’s health

In the four years since N was born, I’ve gradually assumed the role of “guardian” of our family’s health.  I am the nudge who urges our family to eat better, exercise and get enough sleep.  I didn’t realize it for … Continue reading

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Waiting for Hurricane Irene

I’d call this the “calm before the storm,” but it’s not quiet on our block.  All day, landscaping crews have been working, filling the air with the near-constant whirr of Weed Whackers and leaf blowers.  At first, I thought our … Continue reading

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No More Bedtime Battles (for now)

I have long hesitated to write a follow-up post on our harrowing “bedtime battles” that I chronicled this past fall and winter.  While it’s true that we’ve gradually achieved a saner, healthier nightly routine over the past six months, I … Continue reading

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A Little More Joy

Following my last post about our friends Elisa & Nathan Bond, I received an unusually high number of “hits” on my blog.  People left comments in the form of prayers and reporters asked how they could contact the couple.  Unwittingly, I … Continue reading

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