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summer gifting

June 25, 2014

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Be it a hostess gift to hand over when you’re weekending at a friend’s summer home, or a Teacher’s Gift you’re culling together on one of the last half days of school this week, this post will serve you well…
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make a-hole of yourself, week one

May 30, 2014

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There’s a checklist attached to the application forms for the Nadel Center Early Childhood Education (NCECE) program at B’Nai Israel in Boca Raton. Under the masthead, “Making the transition easier for your child,” read some of the following suggestions: {Insert…
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queen bee musical moments?

May 15, 2014

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At home we’ve been working on how to respond when we’re playing a game in a group during recess and a friend swoops in and says, “We’re playing it this way!” And what to do when the whole group goes…
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homemade spanakopita with fresh mint

April 20, 2014

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Below I offer an authentic recipe from the kitchen files of a true Quarterican Jew—My mother is half Greek, half Puerto Rican while my father is half Russian and half Austrian. She was raised Greek Orthodox; he’s Jewish. I spent…
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pies and peas

March 6, 2014

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There are some who’d say that all a woman really needs is a good lipstick, that it can lift the face and a mood with just a swipe. While I believe this is truer of blush, I still submit to…
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your favorite strong coffee?

February 10, 2014

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Starbucks lattes taste bitter and burnt. It’s a flavor to which I’ve become accustomed. That doesn’t make it good; it makes it familiar. But I’ve had magical coffee moments when I leave the Fourbucks coffee clutch for milkier pastures. Many…
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endship edition: friendship fails

January 23, 2014

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One day she corrected me. It was actually she, Darlene, who was the inclusive one, the one who chose to introduce me to her friends, the otherfcukers, and not Demi, as I’d written. I mention this now, at the beginning,…
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selfish or selfless love

December 10, 2013

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I felt like the father in a TV series who keeps waiting to bond with his newborn. By the end of the episode or act break, there’s a crisis, he’s forced to swoop in, and inevitably they bond. Sure I…
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