Tag Archives: childhood

Leaving Brooklyn…In Style

We are so ready for this move to the suburbs.  So, so ready.  We did our time in Manhattan and then in Brooklyn.  We tried our best and have wonderful memories of both, but it is time to follow the other ‘three child families’ to the land of grass and guest rooms.  For us, the [...]

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Graduation Celebration! (ie. Cryfest 2013)

I feel a ramble coming on.  You’ve received fair warning. There is something about having kids that makes life crystal clear, with all of the complexities of simultaneous joy and pain.  But it also blurs the lines.  It leaves you raw, which allows for so much more joy to press itself up against you, soothing [...]

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Healthy Habits

Kids are often the litmus test for how sane, healthy and functional our society is. Kids’ bullying is becoming more frequent and harsh?  Kids are shooting other kids with guns?  Kids are overweight? They are learning all of this.  It is not coded in our ‘American DNA’ in case that was your theory.  Kids demonstrate [...]

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Come On In, Good Stress

Life comes in waves.  The good rolls in, then ebbs away.  The bad finds its way to your shores a little more aggressively, but still retreats to leave you in peace.  In fact, they even all often come in threes: the good, the bad and the waves. Side note: I feel like all of my [...]

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SAHM vs. WM = TIFIDWTC

That would be, “This Isn’t Fair, I Don’t Want To Choose.”  (You are reading a Mommy Blog, my friend, so I am assuming you already know the acronyms for Stay At Home Mom and Working Mom.  And if you didn’t before, well, now you do.) First of all, let me say that I know I [...]

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We’ll Be Back in the High Life Again

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table, waiting for my husband to come home from class.  Sticky with sweat. Sucking on one of Carlitos’ homemade orange juice popsicles… that I keep dipping in a mug of vodka. Yeah, it was that kind of day. A full day of looking at apartments in Brooklyn with the [...]

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