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10 Things Only A Mother Could Say

My funny and beautiful Mom turned 80 this past March. In honor of her on Mother’s day, I would like to share some of her mommy wisdom, once again. Though we didn’t always see eye to eye, her words are worth their weight in gold. Thanks Mom for caring. I love you. 10 Things Only […]

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How I Met My Husband: When Love Is Meant To Be

When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the sand. Our […]

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Halloween: Bring. It. On.

I love Halloween. The trick or treating, the haunted houses, the kids in costumes, the decorations, the candy! It’s even better than Valentine’s Day, because you get to dress up. When my kids were little and had no choice but to hang with the hubby and I on Halloween, friends would gather at our house […]

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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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Summer Camp- It’s Not All Fun and S’mores

As the baby of three, I grew up watching my older brother and sister hop on the big yellow bus for day camp almost every summer morning, right outside our front gate. Mom would blow them a kiss and yell with a cheerful smile, “Watch out for the bees!”, while I waved excitedly and smushed […]

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No One Puts Baby in a Corner…Well, Yeah, Actually They Do

My Dad had an interesting way of handling these things. When my siblings and I would be screaming, fighting, and crying with no end in sight, he would call a cease-fire and ask us what happened. Of course, we each had our own version of the truth. And as you would expect, we blamed each […]

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You win some, you lose some

Growing up as the youngest of three, I was the last to learn to ride a bike, roller skate (which I gave up altogether since I was so klutzy), play checkers, backgammon and most other games. And although I loved playing with my older siblings and sometimes they showed mercy on me, I pretty much […]

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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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Eight Feet and One TV

After dinner we all like to curl up on the couch (or if we’re on vacation we pile on the bed) and watch TV. Mini-Me and I get sandwiched between Big Daddy and College Boy, (6’3 and 6’4), so it gets pretty cozy. After a few minutes of intense negotiations over what to watch (one […]

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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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To shine or not to shine-the messiness of parenting

Parenting is a messy job. Definitely not for the faint of heart. So instead of making a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to make a list of when I really shined or didn’t shine as a parent last year. However, in an effort to protect the innocent (and the not so innocent), and […]

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