Category Archives: Family

Why There’s Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Do you kiss your kid on the lips? A friend of mine from college–a single dad who puckers up for his three boys–recently posed this question on Facebook (the place for life debates). His ex-wife tried to make him feel … Continue reading

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Cold Cookie Spree

Apparently, being cooped up due to knock-you-on-your-butt cold makes me bake. Hey, it’s better than bitch, right? I can’t be too much of a weather whiner. I was born and raised in Boston (well, a suburb a half-hour from the … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season moms consider candy canes a viable breakfast option. Empty calories are no longer on our naughty list. Kids enjoy a prolonged sugar high knowing we’re feeling pretty damn good, too. Our oversized sweaters give us away. They … Continue reading

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17 Things I Miss About My Mom on the Anniversary of Her Death

My mom died one year ago today. I somehow survived one full lap around the sun without my guiding light. Grief is an emotional vampire that, at times, sucked me dry of my reserve. I felt trapped in an endless, … Continue reading

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17 Reasons Why Raising a Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

Raising toddlers can be … shall we say, hellish? Hair-raising? Exhausting? Wine provoking? From the DIY to the defiance to the daily drama … it’s challenging, on a good day. There’s many reasons you’re out of breath sometimes. It’s grueling … Continue reading

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The 50 Steps of Mommy Morning Mayhem

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you have to dodge more kid land mines than you should have to in an entire day? When all is said and done, there’s smashed banana smeared on the carpet, pee-soaked … Continue reading

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Hot Baby Names Are Pretty Cold (If You’re the One Saddled With Them)

I am proud my son is number 46 on the mid-year list of most popular baby names. Technically, he’s not even ranked on Nameberry’s list—his legal name is Alex, not Alexander (which I thought was too stuffy for my offspring … Continue reading

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Obituary Revisited: My First Motherless Mother’s Day

As I approach my first motherless Mother’s Day, I feel compelled to rewrite my mom’s obituary. When my exquisite, brilliant mom died six months ago, I was numb with overwhelming and debilitating grief. I had so much to do to … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Fun

I get up with Alex at 6:30 a.m. every Saturday. Every week I think that will change, that he will sleep later, but it doesn’t happen. I have no idea why I don’t accept my reality. He remains our resident … Continue reading

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Let It Go! Top Five Reasons ‘Frozen’ Is for Boys, too.

An anonymous Michigan dad feels his wife is “setting his son up to be beat up for the rest of his life” because he’s having a Frozen-themed birthday party. I think the kid is being hurt more by his chest-thumping … Continue reading

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