Category Archives: Parenting

It’s May!

The relief is palpable.   For some reason this year it felt like Spring was forever just around the corner.   But now it’s May and we can all relax.   Temperatures are still cool at night but the sun … Continue reading

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Tips on travel

A few days ago I read an older post from Penelope Trunk titled “4 Reasons traveling is a waste of time”.   In it, she mentions that, as a kid,  her parents “took her all over Europe and the Caribbean” … Continue reading

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Ben is 9 today

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Living by example

Sometimes the best thing we can do for our kids is to live a full life.   It doesn’t have to be a big life, full of grand events and flashy achievements; it only needs to be genuine. This past … Continue reading

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Here’s to a better week

I think of myself as a positive person, overall. Last week tested that theory. The main contributor was an abscess in the root under a crown on the upper left side of my mouth, which called for emergency dental work. … Continue reading

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Happy day

We had a lovely Christmas, and are happily awaiting a blizzard which will top everything off nicely. Here are the photos from today.  Hope yours was happy too!

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Family and friends

I love Christmas.  It has long been my favorite holiday, ever since I was a kid and thought I might explode from excitement in the days leading up to Santa’s visit, to the times I would lay with my head … Continue reading

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While having my car serviced

Oh West New York, New Jersey.  Home of the closest Honda Dealership and where I get to spend anywhere from 2-6 hours every three months – or before every extended road trip – while the mechanics make sure none of … Continue reading

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Black Friday

Earlier this week Maya and her friend Greta announced that they really wanted to go somewhere for Black Friday shopping.   To be more specific, they wanted me to drive them somewhere for Black Friday shopping, our local stores not … Continue reading

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Americans vs. Europeans – the health wars

As a disclaimer, let me say that I have absolutely no scientific evidence for what I am about to write.  None of this has been substantiated by any panel of doctors anywhere in the world. This is just me and … Continue reading

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