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Glad I Saw It: Fog and Sunlight

Sunday morning started early with a dog that wanted to get outside and a daughter who decided reading in bed was better than sleeping late. I decided to walk to the bagel store instead of drive, and happily my 8-year … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Pottery Treasures

My children were lucky enough to be able to take one of the Montclair Art Museum‘s Spring Break classes at the pottery studio. Besides the hands-on, messy, focused fun they enjoyed, it also provided a lesson in patience; the budding … Continue reading

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What is Love?

I can’t wait to see how she turns out.

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Your life, trying to be remembered

A friend posted this today — April 28th — and it expresses part of the complexity that is mourning. Life goes on, and as time passes, we start to live in moments and hours and even days when those we’ve … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Curiosity and Art

We were waiting at a local barber shop as my son was getting a close-cropped cut, when my daughter tugged at my sleeve and pointed towards the door. A man was sitting near the front, by the door, and he had … Continue reading

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The Vicious Circle of Parental Apology

I saw the toddler signs: whiny, eye rubbing, pouting. I saw the signs, but I still wanted lunch. And I’m here to let you know that there is such a thing as a free lunch. And it happened right in my hometown. … Continue reading

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Mommy, Be a Big Girl

I did all the right things. I spoke sweetly and slowly. I knelt down to look into her eyes. I had every confidence that my 5-year-old would cooperate, happily and without reservation. She stood in her Gi, eager to practice … Continue reading

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NSFW Questions About Love

He said it with such clarity and openness. “Mommy, what does Fuck Love mean? What is Fuck?” It felt like my head was being pulled down out of the clouds for a half-a-second. Then I realized he was reading the … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Fire

For all my talk about fire and meditation and watching the flames…I still haven’t run out to buy a fire pit, and we haven’t yet had a fire in the fireplace. (The same fireplace-type-thing that was a HUGE bonus in … Continue reading

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Hide & Seek

It’s really Mean Mommy Hide & Seek. And it really is mean on some level. But I feel like you’ll understand when you hear some context. On rainy days, we play a variety of games – you know, once I … Continue reading

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