Hurricane Sandy

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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What’s Your Name? (Mommy Brain Strikes Again)

January 28, 2013

I’m not supposed to have “mommy-brain” anymore. My boys are 9, 13, and 15 — hardly babies, so I can’t really claim sleep deprivation from a newborn or total exhaustion from chasing a toddler. I’ve never been very good with names. When I meet someone new for the first time, I can forget their name […]

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A Halloween Do-Over

November 12, 2012

Hurricane Sandy blew in two days before Halloween and with it, took many of our trees, along with power in the majority of our community. With numerous downed electrical lines, spooky dark streets and trees blocking roads, trick-or-treating would have been dangerous. The Village cancelled Halloween, promising to re-schedule it at a later date.  We […]

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The 9 Days of Sandy

November 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy left us without power for 9 long days.  As our situation became almost unbearable, I resorted to many different forms of distraction (alcohol being one of them), but I couldn’t get one particular song out of my head. I can’t hold a tune to save my life, but as I tried to fall […]

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Ten Things I Learned About Myself During And After A Hurricane

November 3, 2012

During the Hurricane: I Panic During An Emergency. At the height of the storm, a gigantic oak tree fell on our neighbor’s house and exposed their entire master bedroom to our view. I can honestly say that was probably one of the most terrifying accidents I have ever witnessed.  Instead of comforting my kids or […]

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