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Honoring Our Veterans, and the Families Who Keep the Home Fires Burning

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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What I Learned at Summer Camp: How to Accept the Child I Have

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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Raising Two Kids in this Crazy, Modern World

In anticipation of my blog’s upcoming third birthday (yea!), and in recognition of the way cooler WordPress themes that are available now, I’ve given my blog a fresh new look. (Whaddya think??) But it’s not just the appearance I’m retooling. … Continue reading

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