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What My Family is Celebrating This Holiday Season

What My Family is Celebrating This Holiday Season

So, my house looks like a satellite warehouse for Amazon, we rolled out of my mom’s house full of latkes and chocolate Hanukkah gelt, we’re stressed about what to bake for my sister-in-law’s Christmas Day ...

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Holiday Books for Kids

Holiday Books for Kids

Kate’s post about the Christmas book advent calendar has inspired me! I’m Jewish and didn’t grow up reading Christmas books in our home, but my husband grew up Catholic, and I love celebrating Christmas with ...

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Things I Learned While My Son Was Home Sick

Things I Learned While My Son Was Home Sick

My preschool son was home sick with a fever all week last week. It was a challenge in many ways, balancing not just work and family life, but even just balancing family life with itself ...

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Thanksgiving at Preschool: A Lesson About Holiday Joy

Thanksgiving at Preschool: A Lesson About Holiday Joy

Last week, my son’s preschool hosted a family Thanksgiving lunch. Parents were invited to bring a Thanksgiving side dish and join the class for the meal while the child care center provided the turkey. While ...

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Family Dynamics: Second Child Syndrome

Family Dynamics: Second Child Syndrome

Many years ago, I had a colleague who was pregnant with her second child and who seemed entirely incapable of talking about the second baby except in the context of her firstborn. She talked about ...

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Coping with Gestational Diabetes

Coping with Gestational Diabetes

In case you weren’t already in hyperglycemic shock from all that leftover Halloween candy, I thought I might share a bit about my experience with gestational diabetes. It was just about this time of year ...

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Trick-or-Treating: Family Affair or Friends’ Night Out?

Trick-or-Treating: Family Affair or Friends’ Night Out?

I love almost everything about Halloween. I’m not into the gore or gruesomeness of zombies and ghouls, but I love trick-or-treating with the kids and I love handing out candy to the costumed kids who ...

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School Picture Day Anxiety for Parents

School Picture Day Anxiety for Parents

This week both of my kids have school Picture Day. And I am now officially freaking out. I am usually an otherwise rational human being. Even a rational parent much of the time. But Picture ...

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How Do You Raise a Good Boy?

How Do You Raise a Good Boy?

Being a mom raising a boy – or boys – can be scary stuff. When I read story after story about what seems to be rampant cases of campus rape, school shootings, domestic violence, and ...

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Our Busy Working Family

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Our Busy Working Family

We’re trying to get healthier in our household. My husband and I need it badly. My daughter needs it moderately. And only my 3-year-old leads a completely healthy lifestyle with good results and no extra ...

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