Monthly Archives: September 2011

Against the Grain

In the past few weeks, Facebook has been inundated with photos of everyone’s little darlings posed with a big grin and a lunch box. First day of school! Many of these children were headed off to their first day of preschool. I posted photos of us apple picking, as that was the most school-related activity [...]

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Apple Picking

We moved to NYC in August two years ago.  I immediately went to work planning as many weekend excursions into nature as possible. Some of these have now become tradition.  Apple picking being the main one in that category. Each Fall we have gone to the same place – Masker’s.  And each season we have [...]

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24 Hours

I love the city.  I really do. But you may have deduced that I am not the biggest fan of raising my kids here.  It’s just really hard.  Really, really hard. Well, for many of us, anyway.  It looks (from a distance) to be somewhat enjoyable when you can afford $40,000 a year preschools, a [...]

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Trendy Flash Mob at Starbucks?

Alright, I feel like it is time for another version of Honest To God: Live from the Trenches! Last time it was while I was in an Upper West Side Whole Foods. Today, I am in a Starbucks in Chelsea. Similar amount of wealth.  Very different crowd. To be honest, there isn’t another mommy around [...]

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Girl Talk

There is so much more that I understand each day that I venture farther and farther (further and further? Any English teachers our there, feel free to correct me) into motherhood and marriage. First, let me say, that while I always knew I wanted to have children, a whole brood of children, I also always [...]

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Oh, Life

It seems the older I get and the deeper into life, the trickier everything becomes. And clearer. But not always in a happy way. Maybe I was always naive.  Or oblivious.  Or just too optimistic. But I didn’t see this coming.  I didn’t see life being like this. It’s taken me weeks and weeks to [...]

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