Sleep-Away Camp: The New Rehab (For Video Game Addicts)

June 2, 2015
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It’s no secret that Little Dude loves his video games. A few years ago we attempted to put restrictions on his playing time. But then his diagnosis and subsequent year-long treatment happened and any restrictions were quickly tossed aside in favor of keeping him as comfortable and happy whenever possible. Post-treatment we remained lax, rationalizing that […]

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The End-of-Treatment Gift

April 1, 2014
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This week Little Dude had his second to last treatment — only one more to go in late April! Aside from yelling a “hallelujah” from the rooftops, we feel we need to commemorate the occasion with a gift (or two or three…) for Little Dude. When I first discussed this with him a few months […]

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How My Family Became Netflix Addicts

January 8, 2014
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I suppose it all started with the show, “Orange Is The New Black.” I kept hearing everyone rave about it and a friend of mine pleaded with me to watch it already. When I searched Apple TV (our go-to TV/Movie watching system), I couldn’t find it. That’s when I discovered it was only available on […]

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Why I Entered The Tom The Turkey Photo Contest (And Why You Should Vote For Me)

November 15, 2013

There’s this wild turkey that’s been roaming around our town Larchmont for months now. That’s him to the left…He has become a town icon, almost a hero, as he parades around our community like he belongs here and wants to stay forever (and especially past Thanksgiving). It wouldn’t be that odd to see a wild […]

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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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Adios MotherF***ers!

September 26, 2013
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Little Dude and I had been at the hospital for seven hours. Seven. And I’m not even including the previous two days that were even longer visits than that. Seven hours of mostly waiting around is a long, long time for a nine-year old and his stressed out mom. And did I mention that Little […]

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The Last Man In America Without A Cell Phone

May 30, 2013
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Yes, it’s true. There is one person left in the United States, and possibly the world, without his own cell phone. That person would be my dad. It’s not that he’s techno-phobic. Quite the contrary actually. The man owns an iPad, iTouch, iMac, MacBook Pro, and is a regular user of all forms of technology. […]

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Conversations With Siri: Mom versus Son

March 15, 2013
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As an iPhone 5 user, I have the convenience of using Siri when I need her. According to the Apple website, Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.*  See that asterisk after more? Well, my son seems to have discovered what “more” Siri can do.  Big […]

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Boys Like To Shop Too!

December 10, 2012

This past weekend Middle Dude and I spent four hours in the mall. The dude has stamina! What’s more impressive is that neither one of us complained — not once! We probably could have spent another hour there, too.  If I had either of my other two boys with me, our mall visit never would […]

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The Tale of A Cracked iPhone…And A Very Angry Mom

November 15, 2012

Here’s what happened: Middle Dude cracked the glass on his iPhone. It was an accident, sort of.  Let’s see, where do I begin? Maybe with the fact that the friggin’ phone was a mere two months old.  Or, maybe that I never, ever should have bought an iPhone for a 7th grader.  I’m not even […]

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