Striking Perfection: Bowling Is Alive & Well In NJ

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Birthdays, in our family, are celebrated in many ways. One thing we do is the celebrant is allowed to pick how we spend a weekend day. Junior, newly 14, decided we should go bowling. Bowling is a fantastic activity for families with kids, as evidenced by the clientele in our local alley today. It’s relatively […]

Smells Like Pre-Teen Spirit

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After arguing with my 12-year old daughter E who has autism of the high-functioning variety, she shouted out, “You have to be nice to me because I have a disability!” I stared at her in disbelief. I wondered who ever spoke these words to her and how she came to the conclusion that because she’s […]

If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Can Make a Comeback, Why Can’t I?

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I am lame. I am shallow. I am mean and manipulative. The painful truths are still dangling in the air weeks after I made the solo decision on what my three year old would be for Halloween. My husband shook his head in unmistakable disappointment when I told him the costume choice and he proceeded […]

The Book of Love

My daughter, who is 7, has recently morphed into a rampaging mood-swing monster. She’s always had slight drama queen tendencies (and I have no idea where she gets those) but her new levels of highs and lows can set me trembling at the thought of her actual teenage years still to come. Luckily, for me, […]

Child Nurse

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My daughter was born in December 2006. In August 2007 I was officially diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since she was a baby, she has come with me to all my neurologist visits (at least every 6 months), has come to various fundraising walks/bikes with my always growing team, and knows the days when Mommy is just not […]