Category Archives: Parents

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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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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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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U Can’t Touch This: Best Mother-Son Wedding Dance Ever

Most mother-son dances at weddings are pretty forgettable. They awkwardly dance to a slow song–“Unforgettable” is always popular– while guests pick at their dinners until it’s time to applause. It’s usually a long three or four minutes. That’s what makes … Continue reading

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Hope Turns to Horror

I rarely use the word ironic because it’s so overused. But young siblings suffocating to death in a hope chest is heartbreakingly and horrifyingly ironic. Police responded to a home in Franklin, Mass. at 8:00 p.m. Sunday after a relative … Continue reading

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Grief

I just survived a one-two-three punch Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas–without my mom. She was my right hand in the kitchen, my gimmel, my Santa Claus. She was my best friend, my mentor, my miracle. She was the curve of my … Continue reading

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Flowers

My beloved Mommy died. It’s been six weeks, and I have wanted to call her six thousand times. I have probably been offered six hundred pills to deal with my pain level (sound the alarm…it is, indeed, a 10!) by … Continue reading

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Mom Confession: My Toddler Sings “Blurred Lines”

We all have our moments when we question if we are good moms. Perhaps it’s after you hire a babysitter named iPad to steal some time for a shower. Or maybe it’s when you bribe your kid to behave with … Continue reading

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Team Jolie

It’s been 8 years since the Team Aniston and Team Jolie feud—remember when people actually bought t-shirts to show their loyalty? It didn’t make me popular back then (Aniston outsold Jolie 25-to-1), but I have always been a fangelina…not to … Continue reading

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