Category Archives: Parenting

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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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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Perfectly Flawed

After four and a half years of being a mom, I am finally ready to accept that I’m never going to be the perfect mother. You’d think I would have realized long ago that there are no perfect people, ergo … Continue reading

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One “rough and tough” mama

I believe N just wrote her first hit song this morning. We were trying in vain to get out the door on time, as usual, with me attempting to hurry things along. Typically the first dozen or so times I … 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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Kindergarten dress code for a budding fashionista??

This morning I took N to register at her “big girl school” where she will start kindergarten in the fall. After we completed our reams of paperwork, the administrator handed me a note from the principal stating that the school … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for the present

Having just celebrated the birth of a new year — happy 2012, everyone! — I have been wondering with a little trepidation what this year holds for our family. 2011 was a great year for us, thanks in large part … Continue reading

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