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What To Put In A Care Package 2.0

When I first wrote this, I left out suggestions for what to send boys. Oops. So, I’ve added a few new items to the list. Also, did I mention that I save boxes from when the friendly UPS and FedEx men make their deliveries. (Online shopping in my pj’s is fun.) Yep, I’ve got a […]

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Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and, of course, stress. And it’s your job to make sure it goes smoothly. The key […]

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Farewell, My Uterus

They say you never really appreciate something until it’s gone, and well…I miss you. Sort of. It’s complicated. It’s been almost three years, and I never gave you the proper goodbye you deserved. Yes, we had our disagreements. Clearly we had our struggles. But we also had history. And, twice, yes twice, we made beautiful […]

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Why Moms Would Make Great Bond Girls

Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. I’ve been besotted by them ever since I heard them purr, “Bond. James Bond.” I’m a sucker for men with British accents. And men who look good in tuxedos. What’s not to like? Bonds are like wild, exotic animals. Elusive, dangerous, powerful, elegant…sexy. One kiss from them […]

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6 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

At twenty I was like many kids at that age: A youthful mixture of  bravado and immaturity. Every thing seemed SO important. EVERY decision was larger than life. Yet honestly, I didn’t have a clue who I was. In reality, I was just a girl who would struggle with frizzy hair for almost forty years […]

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How To Buy A Bathing Suit Without Crying

Bathing suit shopping isn’t for the faint of heart. It involves nudity, bad lighting, and the awareness of your every flaw. But I’ve found a few tricks to making bathing suit shopping less painful. Go to your nearest department store, I usually prefer Bloomingdale’s, a day (or two, at most) before you need the bathing […]

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Vegas Baby!

Like every family we have our rituals. The summer is no exception. Just about every 4th of July we go to Sin City for fun and fireworks. That’s right. Las Vegas, Baby! We’ve been going since the kids were in preschool. Now I know, Las Vegas might be the last place you’d think to take […]

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21 Things I Learned From My Dad

Father’s Day is always a little bittersweet for me. A holiday that reminds me of what I no longer have and everything I have missed over the last thirty years, and yet it is filled with great joy, excitement and the making of new memories now that we have children of our own. I love […]

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Tips From The Tooth Fairy

I’m not just another ordinary Tooth Fairy. I don’t just slip cash under kids’ pillows. I also pull teeth. My kids’ teeth and even their friends’ teeth. Moms love this, as I save them a small fortune in dentist bills. I come from a long line of tooth pulling Tooth Fairies. And I can say […]

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My First Crush

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I decided to take a walk down memory lane and pass a note (ah, write a letter) to my very first crush.  It was a special time in the world. He was blond, it was 3rd grade and you could still find Scooterpies in the market. Dear Crush, I’m […]

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