October 30, 2013

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raising creative kids, the artist’s way

“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” IS A LOAD OF DON’T Just wait,” my friend said. “You’ll see.” It was her succinct argument in defense of parenting hypocrisy. Yelling at your children to “Stop yelling!” for example is…
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October 25, 2013

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“worth it” beauty (to go)

Life is delicious. But wouldn’t it be even more so if it was outfitted with a makeup bag, fully-loaded with your favorite makeup? Excessive? Okay, yeah. But, oh how extraordinary. If I could afford it, I’d supply this luxury to…
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October 24, 2013

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red ribbon week for the weak

It’s Red Ribbon Week at school…”To encourage Smart Choices, Good Decisions, and Healthy Lifestyles.” I try. I mean I try. Making an effort to extend the classroom world into our world at home, I’m always keyed into the curriculum, trying…
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October 21, 2013

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family vacation

Pool View
Right now, I’m in bed, eating Key Lime Pie for breakfast. I’m away on a family vacation with a crew of thirteen people, all of us in swimsuits and sunscreen. Some of us hungover, everyone sleeping in. We’re mostly taking…
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October 16, 2013

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bullying at school, at soccer + on film

Lucas was playing goalie in soccer. The other team scored. Lucas might have kicked the ball into his own net. I can’t be sure. Lucas is the kind of kid who’d rather comment on the birds flying overhead than pay…
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October 7, 2013

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weekend recap

Friday night, celebrating my birthday with some of the moms from the beans’ class, moms who’ve become my friends. I truly enjoy each of them and like them all as women, yes, but also as mothers. There. I’ve said it;…
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September 27, 2013

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nyc foodie experience: atera

I‘m already expecting a food coma. Tonight, at 6pm, in celebration of my 43rd birthday, Phil is taking me to Atera for dinner. I’m getting older, so dinner, logically, is getting earlier. There’s no early bird special, mind you, but…
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