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My School Trip Chaperoning Comes To An End

May 7, 2015

View image | As Little Dude approaches the end of 5th grade, I’ve realized that the opportunity to be a parent chaperone on any school field trips is also coming to an end. In middle school, there are very few field trips, and when they do have them, chaperoning by parents is usually not […]

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When Is It The “Right” Age For My Kid To Walk Home Alone?

January 20, 2015
English: Train Board at Grand Central Terminal

Recently, there was controversy surrounding a Maryland mother who let her 10-year old and 6-year old children walk around the neighborhood without adult supervision on a regular basis. Apparently, someone thought those kids were way too young to be out on their own and reported her to Child Protective Services for not being a good mama. […]

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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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A Tribute To My Mom: April 21,1938 – April 29, 2013

May 5, 2013
Mom and Me

One of the earliest memories I have of my mom is walking barefoot with her, holding hands. It was summer and it had just rained so the ground was both wet and warm, with steam rising off the sidewalk. She wanted me to feel the moist concrete beneath the soles of my feet and encouraged […]

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I Thought I Was So Cool When I…

April 18, 2013
Karaoke Revolution (2009 video game)

…sang karaoke at a bar one night. I know what you’re thinking: How can anyone look cool singing karaoke? Well, this was in the late 1980s when karaoke was all the rage. My college friends and I decided to go check out the newest, hottest karaoke bar in New York City. The place was packed, […]

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I Tried To Cook…

March 8, 2013
Store Raw Food Safety Sign

I tried to cook…a romantic home-cooked dinner for my boyfriend (now husband) once a long, long time ago.  We had been dating a few months, but had been maintaining a long-distance relationship. He flew into New York City from Michigan to spend his birthday weekend with me. At the time, I was living at home […]

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Birthday Parties For Kids = Stress and More Stress

January 11, 2013

Middle Dude is turning 13 today which means I’ll have two teenagers in the house now. I know I should be concerned about moodiness, acne, out-of-control hormones and all that other teen stuff, but I’m not. I’m relieved. Because my two teenage boys are so done with the birthday party madness. They seem perfectly content […]

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