Lie Flat On The Lawn

May 26, 2015
North lawn

Two days ago, I found out that one of my childhood friends had suddenly passed away, shortly after her 50th birthday. She was one of those friends that was an important part of my growing up years. As we entered middle school, we drifted apart, but still remained friends or at least “friendly” through high […]

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September Then Vs. September Now

September 16, 2014

We’ve all heard that expression “what a difference a year makes.” In our case, the difference is HUGE. Last September, Little Dude was being home-schooled. This September, he’s back in our local elementary school full-time. Last September, Little Dude and I were living in Boston while he underwent treatment at MGH (Man’s Greatest Hospital). This […]

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Why I Dislike Anyone Who Is On Vacation This Week

February 18, 2014
Palm Tree

The other day my friend posted on Facebook a picture from her Caribbean vacation, showing the beautiful turquoise water and sandy beach. Underneath her photo, I commented, “I hate you.” I was joking, sort of of course. But, if I would have posted a picture of MY scenery at that exact moment, it would have […]

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Waiting Rooms Can Mean More Than Just Waiting

November 14, 2013

Waiting rooms are the ultimate place for people-watching. Little Dude and I have spent and continue to spend A LOT of time in hospital waiting rooms. He mostly has his head down, buried in my iPhone, playing one of his favorite apps. Sometimes I am similarly plugged in, looking down at my iPad, and passing […]

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Are You There, Son? It’s Me, Mom (aka, Even Though You’re In College, You Still Have To Talk To Me)

October 28, 2013

I am deviating from my regularly scheduled programming to treat you to a guest post written by my hilarious college roomie and dear friend, Julia. Although Julia is not a blogger, she is a talented writer who also has a thriving business at Write About Now, a¬†writing service specializing in toasts, speeches and bar/bat mitzvah […]

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How To Kill Time On Your Child’s Last Day Of School (When It’s Only 30 Minutes Long)

June 20, 2013
Time will pass, will YOU?

Tomorrow is my son’s last day of 3rd grade at our local elementary school. Every year I am outraged by the fact that the last day of school is only 30 minutes long. Yes, you read that correctly. It is NOT a typo. One half hour. 30 Minutes. Or, 1,800 seconds. Ridiculous, I know. Besides […]

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Boston Marathon Bombing: Is This The New Normal?

April 17, 2013
Boston Marathon

The same question appeared on my Facebook feed on Monday by several different people. They all asked this: What the f**k is wrong with our world? I wish I knew. And like every other parent out there, I wish I could shield my kids from the news of these repeated horrors. But, I can’t. Because […]

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