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Someday It Will Be Too Quiet

Someday it will be too quiet. Someday I will miss the noise. The constant clamoring for “mom!” The stories that go on and on and don’t really have a point. The giggles that turn into tears and back into giggles again. The enthusiastic babbling from the backseat of the car and sing-alongs to “Wheels on […]

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Leaving Toddlerhood

We all have that one pivotal moment in our life where everything changes in a moment. For me, it was August 2015. It was one of those mornings where it was already 80 degrees in New York City by 9 a.m. and the city smells, well quite honestly, like a toilet. My severely nauseated brain […]

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Unexpected Firsts

One recent weekend my children had a first. It wasn’t something I was looking for like I had when they were babies. It was something that struck me as we were in the moment and filled me with joy. We went sleigh riding. It was something we had never attempted due to lack of equipment, […]

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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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I’m Not Worried

It’s that time of year, where parents have dropped off their college-aged kids at campuses all over the country and left them to fend for themselves. Of all of our close parent-friends, we have the eldest kid, a 19 year old Junior in college. “Weren’t you worried?” they say. I’ve watched them go through this; […]

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Re-Loving the Name Mom

Remember the first time you were called “Mom?” It sounded so weird, right? Kind of like the first time you were introduced by your significant other as “my wife.” It took some getting used to. And wasn’t it even more exciting, and even a little disorienting, the first time your baby started calling out for […]

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