Category Archives: Things I love

Glad I Saw It: Fantastical Reading

Anyone who knows my son knows he has been Harry Potter obsessed for the last year. He tore through all seven books and watched (curated) versions of the films. He then quickly moved on to The Spiderwick Chronicles, which took … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Make Music Day

It was a great day of free music that gave musicians a chance to be heard, music lovers a chance to hear tunes they might not usually hear, and towns and cities a chance to promote community. Featured here is … Continue reading

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Maya Would Have Forgiven Me

I didn’t know any better. Before I ever read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, I taught a chapter called “Momma, The Dentist, and Me.” I was teaching kids who were about as far from avid readers as is … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers’ Mother Knitted

I’m not a big fan of designated days. I rarely acknowledge birthdays or anniversaries through social media — and I do my very best to discourage choruses of “Happy {special day}!” on my feeds. It’s partly because I’m an anti-social … Continue reading

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Giving it Away for Free: Books

I don’t remember what my top choices were for this year’s World Book Night. Last year I gave away The Handmaid’s Tale, and the year before that it was The Things They Carried. These were both books I loved and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Books To Have and Hold

One of my favorite things is happening upon my children reading — or just looking at — books. Just as I was, my children are very lucky in that they are surrounded by books of all types. We have beautiful … Continue reading

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*Neon Fireflies* Takes the Edge Off

I never win on-line contests. Well, not NEVER, but not usually. In fact, I rarely enter them because sometimes the entries can be a wicked pain in the neck. However, I heard about a giveaway from Binkies and Briefcases from a … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Surviving School Vacation: Surface Tension

By this point in school vacation, a lot of parents, especially those not usually home all day with the kids, are reaching a breaking point. Many have probably resorted to relying on the Boob Tube or other forms of screen … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Shadow Box

On our last visit with the kids, from afar we debated whether or not the lines were painted on the wall. Then we went up close to check on who was most correct. Stop by the stairwell of The Montclair Art … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Santa Lies

Yep, I’m one of those deluded and evil parents who lies to her children. I know it’s not the modern way, but then I’ve rarely taken the modern route. My kids believe in the tooth fairy – and fairies in … Continue reading

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