June 20, 2014

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war negotiation strategies: kids

This morning I was negotiating a treaty between the feuding countries of Hers and His, with the latter region’s delegate secured in the bathroom. The drawbridge was up; there was an emote of tears. “The Art of War is an…
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June 18, 2014

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everything we love is on loan

Carol saved takeout containers, always sending people home with leftovers, yet somehow managing to amass a small architectural village behind her cupboard doors. A “mini-hoarder” my father used to tease. “What, Don? Ya never know.” When my father sat Shiva…
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May 30, 2014

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make a-hole of yourself, week one

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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May 16, 2014

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orange is the new black: season 2 premiere screening

I RSVP’d “Hell yes, plus 1″ to an invitation to the famed NYC Ziegfeld Theatre for a screening and after party to follow of the Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black. I’m assuming cast members will be present…
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May 15, 2014

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queen bee musical moments?

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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May 12, 2014

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get used to it

Last week while Phil was out of town on business, the school principal called to tell me that she spoke with “Kind Sir” during recess, and that he seemed very anxious, sitting with the dandelions, blowing the soft petals in…
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April 29, 2014

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clever love

I hovered over the kitchen island, waiting for you to finish up your makeshift meal of leftover steak served on paper plates. Wheels of burrata cheese, floating on tomato islands, striped with basil ribbons and an olive oil stream. Eat…
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April 28, 2014

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put a ring on it – health updates

Phil got some alarming health news this week. Phil’s father died in his 30’s of a Cardiomyopathy (“Heart Muscle Disease” having nothing to do with a poor diet).  Phil has a Cardiomyopathy. Phil is 47. Phil is now in complete…
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