With summer here, I think our kids need to get outside everyday for lots of fresh air, sunlight and exercise. This was a long, cold and snowy winter, so now I like to take advantage of every non-raining day to explore the beauty of New Jersey. It got me thinking about the best parks and […]
As a nine-year veteran stay-at-home mom, I confess my sin of not being a PTA mom. I never attend meetings at either of my kids’ schools and rarely volunteer. However, I was thrilled to receive a sturdy, star-shaped magnet from my son J’s school for paying my $5 membership fee. Every time a school or […]
When I was almost nine years old, my father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Before that my mother developed breast cancer and suffered through treatments for it. Reflecting upon that time, I’m flabbergasted at how little my sister and I reacted to all of this. My intact, seemingly normal childhood was beleaguered by major bouts […]
“You are going to have to control your children.” Could there be a phrase that packs a bigger punch? I think it is right up there with, “You look like you put on weight,” and “That’s funny, your husband doesn’t act like he’s married.” No, I think a comment that cuts to the core of […]
How a self-proclaimed dog person went to the cat-side…and wound up in love.