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dads are parents too

Dads Are Parents Too

It was an innocent omission: “Hey Moms…let’s schedule a lunchtime Zoom story!” I read the email from a fellow school parent quickly, with the newborn on my boob, knowing that my husband would add the event to our (suddenly sparse) calendar. My husband came downstairs for his second cup of coffee on a break from […]

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outdoor toys

Family Favorite Outdoor Toys

As warmer weather finally arrives, and social distancing has us all spending more time at home in our own backyards, I thought I’d share some of my family’s favorite outdoor toys. Over the years, these toys have provided countless hours of fun and entertainment for my now 7 and 4-year-old. Crayola Sidewalk Chalk This seemingly […]

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eco-friendly

Ways to Be Eco-Friendly While at Home

So I know it’s hard right now, not working or working from home. Teaching your children or merely tolerating something about your partner. Or maybe you are an essential worker, and you need to be out in all that is happening right now. Here are a few easy things to do that are considered “eco-friendly” […]

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gardening

Gardening and Growing Joy

One of my earliest memories is gardening with my parents. We had a spacious backyard, and about half of it was dedicated to a robust vegetable garden. Both of my parents immigrated from Italy, and they had grown up farming and growing most of their own food out of basic necessity. It was a true […]

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erasing plans

Erasing My Plans One Month at a Time

Change is hard for me, even under the best of circumstances. I’m a planner at my core, so one way I deal with change is to plan ahead. My paper planner is my lifeline; each future event and special occasion penciled in with a sense of anticipation. My pencil has come in handy in 2020…. […]

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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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cancel everything

Do We Have to Cancel Everything?

It happened this week, and I’m surprised it took 9 weeks for her to crack. I said “no” to something my daughter wanted to do, and the floodgates opened. “Why do you have to take away EVERYTHING that’s fun? We can never do ANYTHING anymore! You’ve ruined EVERYTHING!” I tried not to take it personally. […]

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