Category Archives: Family Life

A Review of the Bronx Zoo by Molly

This is a review by six-year-old Molly; it was a school assignment. The second part of the assignment was for parents to post the review online (or at least type and print the review). For months, Molly’s was lost among the papers … Continue reading

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These Hours

I asked if she did her homework. It was close to bedtime. “Yes, I did.” “All of it?” “Yes.” “I didn’t see you do it.” “Because you’re always on the computer.” Or looking at my phone. It’s the truth. I admitted … Continue reading

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A Review of The Sleepy Star

The stars above Manhattan compete with the many lights sprinkling on at dusk. Still, outside our window the great unknown night sky calls my children as it has always called children. They kneel on the sofa at the window, leaning their faces … Continue reading

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Little Notes

I blame my husband. He started them thinking about the notes. One afternoon my four year old girl asked why I hadn’t put a note in her lunch. “What?” “Daddy puts notes in our lunch.” He’d been leaving notes on … Continue reading

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Family Fun at Mountain Creek Resort

We spent part of a recent weekend “getting out and playing” at Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort in very-close-by Vernon, New Jersey. This was the first time the kids and I had gone skiing, and, other than the unfortunate incident of my … Continue reading

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Rafi’s Run and Helping Butterfly Children

Last year I met a very cool mom, writer, and actress named Wendy Stetson at a blogging event. Because we share a very cool name, we had a lot to chat about. It turns out that Wendy and I have … Continue reading

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Being a Mom With Food Issues

We all knew women in college with issues around food–anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, women who didn’t eat so that they could drink more. Maybe you were one of those women to a degree, or maybe you lived with a roommate … Continue reading

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A Special Kind of Attention

Early one recent winter morning, my four-year-old son came barreling into my bedroom. It was still dark outside, and the heat in our apartment was cranking up; the pipes in the bathroom banged on and on. “Mommy, would you build … Continue reading

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Getting the Unexpected at a Parent-Teacher Meeting

The hallway outside my oldest daughter’s first grade classroom is wallpapered with the children’s colorful work. I am waiting with other parents for our “parent teacher conference,” our ten minutes to learn how our child is adjusting. This year, I … Continue reading

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Upon a Spotted World

There are the days I retreat. Those days I am particularly sad and feel raw to the world. A high didn’t last; I let myself down; someone did something so much better than I did, or would, or thought of … Continue reading

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