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Spring Break Staycation

For a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is our three (yes, three) 3-year-olds, flying was not part of our Spring Break plans. So with no warmer weather in our future I decided to embrace the staycation. That’s right, I “chose” to spend nine unscheduled days at home with my four boys. *By staycation, […]

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Nordeast for Mini Hipsters

Can I call it Nordeast if I’m not a craft-beer-brewing, farm-to-table eating, counter-culture loving hipster? What if I’m a mini-van driving, mom-jean wearing suburbanite? Either way I’m definitely not cool enough to hang out in Nordeast on my own. This neighborhood is home to art studios, craft breweries, exotic foods…a hundred and one reasons to […]

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You Say It’s Your Birthday! It’s My Birthday, Too! Mine Too! Plea for Help Celebrating Multiples’ Birthdays

I am an only child. As a result, I have many strengths (confidence being one), however sharing is not one of them. I love my birthday and I am especially miserly about it. So much so that I resent turkey simply because every few years my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. A candle in a slice […]

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A Grand Gift Idea: What I’m Giving My Children for Every Holiday

2014’s Coolest Gifts for Kids. Holiday Must Haves for 3 Year Olds. 15 Unique Gifts for Boys. These lists are everywhere: the covers of magazines, the internet, and places I shop. They showed up just before Halloween and I’ve been going crazy ever since. “What am I going to get them for Christmas?” “Where can I find […]

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