Category Archives: Parenting

Being the Mom

Just one look in the eyes of my eldest son, and I had to remind myself to be The Mom. Yes, I am his mom, but that sometimes means I want to do anything, anything at all, to make him … Continue reading »

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Sick of Hearing Talk about Vaccines

It’s enough already. Facebook is lighting up madly with arguments on both sides of the vaccine debate. Friends in PR were interviewed on TV today about whether unvaccinated children should be allowed to attend public school. I am sick of … Continue reading »

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Nervous On the First Day

They already know the building, but the teachers are new, the classes, the details and the mixture of friends. One is starting 3rd grade, the pivotal year between playful young childhood and more serious study. One is starting 6th grade, … Continue reading »

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Last At Bat

Night had fallen and the tall bright lights shone on the diamond like a sun dawning. It had rained off and on and off the whole evening, which began before 7 with excitement and enthusiastic tension as my son’s team … Continue reading »

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Eliminate Expectations

It started out just as I had hoped. Asher glided over the water in his kayak, and Shaya and I paddled well in our tandem. Eliana brought up the rear on her paddle board, my strong confident girl standing upright … Continue reading »

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