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Cyber Etiquette

Cyber Etiquette for Kids

  I’ll admit it. Before the stay at home orders, and schools closing, I was very against my kids on the Internet. Let me be clear, “screen time,” a whole different story. They’ve logged plenty of hours on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu. You name it, they’ve watched it (age-appropriate, of course). But my children are still […]

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different love letter

A Different Kind of Love Letter

A few years ago, I was sitting on my therapist’s couch, crying that I couldn’t find “my tribe.” You know, the one everyone talks about. One of my very good friends had just moved to a different town, and it may as well have been a different country. I was sinking even before she moved, […]

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family vacation as an extreme sport

Vacation Parenting – An Extreme Sport

Ahhhhh, vacation. Just the word makes me want to relax. Some of my best memories as a kid are vacations at my grandparents’ house in Florida and weekends in the Catskills. You get to put your “regular life” aside and have some fun adventures and see new places. As I got older, vacations evolved. In […]

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Hanukkah Girls in a Christmas World

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the lights, the decorations, the movies, and the overall spirit. And don’t get me started on my love of Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” album. Once the radio stations start playing Christmas music, those stations stay on until the last day they play them! And […]

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loose tooth

The Tooth Collector

When you tell people you’re going to have a baby, you are met with the usual responses, “Amazing!” “Congratulations!” “Being a parent is the most amazing thing,” etc. But I feel like only your real friends will tell you the down and dirty truth. You’re going to catch puke in your hands. You’re going to […]

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Teaching children that we come in all different shapes and sizes.

All Shapes and Sizes

The first time she mentioned it, we were driving home from school. “Zeke (name changed to protect the innocent) said I run slow because I’m fat.” She said it just like that, so matter of fact that if I wasn’t paying attention, I may not have even heard it. She didn’t seem sad, she was […]

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