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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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don't joke about keeping the kids alive.

Can We Please Stop Joking About This?

Over the past 10 years, I’ve definitely gone through quite a lot of changes. Most notably becoming a parent to four children, leaving my career to care for my son, and ultimately losing him shortly after he turned three. I’m relatively open about the story with my son. However, the things I experienced over our […]

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holiday toy purge

The Post-Holiday Purge

There is a lawless, anarchic time that immediately follows the holidays. After a year of abiding by the rules of order, there is a fringe group, typically living on the outskirts of civilized society, waiting for their chance to show who they really are: Parents Who Detest Clutter. It only happens once the tinsel has […]

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Hannukkah

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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