Category Archives: Things I love

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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The Kid Likes Skulls

We took a trip to the American Museum of Natural History this weekend. It’s always a thrill to check out the planetarium and the dinosaurs and the animals and the special exhibitions like Whales: Giants of the Deep (highly recommended). But it’s also fun … Continue reading

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Print is King

I know that eReader types love their devices. But I just can’t get into reading literature or a newspaper’s longer articles on something rigid and charged-up. I know, I know: Convenience! Cheapness! But, seriously. But doesn’t anyone else have fond … Continue reading

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Five-year-old questions: Pizza Edition

“Mama, I wonder why pizzas are circles and the boxes are squares but the pieces are triangles,” asked the earnest 5-year-old. I have to give a shout out to Soho Pizza in Montclair. In my opinion, it’s the best pizza we’ve … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: {verdigreen}

I finally got a chance to stop in to the wonderful {verdigreen} at 182 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. It’s the brick & mortar reincarnation of Azie Shelhorse’s etsy shop. I met Azie in the spring, because our kids were taking … Continue reading

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Learn to Love You.

“I am a rare and magnificent gift to the Universe. Behold, and cherish me.” This image* reminded me of when I wrote this old post about a Zumba teacher’s encouragement to appreciate yourself. Give a hug to the most important … Continue reading

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