Many of our children, and maybe even some of us adults, look forward each year to the festive holiday of Halloween. We look forward to getting dressed up and dazzling ourselves in fun and creative costumes. And let’s not...
I hate Halloween. There, I said it. To be honest, I’ve always hated it. As a #foodallergymom, Halloween has a whole new reason to be loathed. There has never been a year that I was excited about it, but...
On October 11th, the United Nations recognizes and celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child. This day "focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human...
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Here’s to the Dads

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Happy Father’s Day to new dads, old dads, dads that are no longer with us, dads-in-law, granddads, uncle dads, stepdads, and ‘like a dad’ dads! There are so many different types of fathers out there, and today we salute...
Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2020

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We all can think back as children, giving cards to our mothers on this occasion and remembering to say, “Happy Mother’s Day.” However, now there is new meaning since it’s something we get to celebrate as mothers ourselves. I...
May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, maybe more than ever, it is important to show our appreciation to teachers during this crisis.  I truly believe teachers are doing their best with distance learning, and teachers deserve to know...
When schools started closing due to the growth of COVID-19 cases, selfishly, one of my first thoughts was, I hope this does not change all of our birthday plans! Not only were we knee-deep in planning a 60th surprise...
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We Keep Going

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  On Wednesday night, Jews all over the world will be celebrating the holiday of Passover, a commemoration of when the Jews left Egypt three thousand years ago, a marked journey from slavery to freedom. This year, many of us—Jews...
St. Patrick's Day

Our Family Leprechaun

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There is something about the last couple of months of winter that could drive a mom mad. Especially now that we are all trapped at home. And spring starts to tease us with warmer weather, only for winter temperatures...
Twenty years ago, on Valentine's Day, I was in high school. Then, I lived in upstate New York, so it was no surprise we had a snow day. Little did I know at the time, this would be the...

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What’s in a Car?

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You know the scene all too well. The big kid is asking insistently every other minute, “When will be there?” The toddler is not...

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