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Fun and Games

February 1, 2016

The person who created the expression “it’s only fun and games,” clearly never played games with my children. Definitely not fun. Making every effort to reduce the amount of screen time my children are exposed to, I encouraged playing a game. It resulted in multiple people crying, several suffering ailments as a result and I walked away feeling completely defeated. […]

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I Resign!!!

January 27, 2016

I’m ruining my kids. There, I said it. For a million reasons, I am ruining my kids. The one I’m choosing to focus on right now is that I have resigned from teaching them to be self-sufficient. We are going backwards to the days of infancy and I’m doing everything for them. Why would anyone want to do everything for […]

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All you need is some magic!

January 22, 2016

There are few things more exciting than Disney World. New puppies, Christmas morning, sleepover parties…all might rival but my kids aren’t getting those so it’s Disney! In days prior everyone kept asking me if I was excited. I looked at them like they were crazy. It’s not that I haven’t been touched by the magic of Disney before (this was […]

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Midyear Review

January 5, 2016

I like to think of January 1st as a midyear review. As everyone else is setting goals for the upcoming year, I am reassessing the goals I made for the year of 5776. When Rosh Hashana rolled around in September, I made my real resolutions for the year. January 1st is just giving me the opportunity to see how I […]

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RIP Winter Break

January 1, 2016

The week before break, I was literally clicking my heels together at the prospect of two weeks of nothing. I was done packing lunches, I was over filling water bottles, and I was sick of doing homework. I envisioned lazy, slow mornings. I dreamt about fun family activities. I pictured snuggling up to movie nights. Fast forward to the last […]

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Dear Noah

December 20, 2015

How is it possible that my baby is 3 years old?!?!  Even though it was only a mere three years ago that we were a family of four, I can’t imagine life without you. In these short/long three years you have made your mark on the world, on our family, on my heart. You may be more big boy than […]

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Bah Humbug

December 7, 2015

Every year I blog about how difficult my children make the season of giving. Despite the fact that they are incredibly spoiled and often ungrateful, their behavior last night might have taken the cake to all previous situations in a gift giving/receiving circumstance. I can make countless excuses why – they were excited, they were anxious, perhaps we didn’t transition […]

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I’m Haunted

December 2, 2015

Since I’ve been a mom, I haven’t always been a stay-at-home mom. I worked until Drew was three and Gabby was one. It was a very tough decision to quit my job. I always knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, which probably made it that much harder to work full-time while having babies, but I also loved my […]

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Loaf of Yum

November 20, 2015

My family loves meatballs, which seem to translate over to a loaf of meat too. Across America meatloaf has often represented a basic family meal. The best part is that you can easily use 99% fat free ground turkey breast or ground chicken breast, which makes it low fat for the grown-ups. Add some ketchup for the kids and it’s […]

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I had a dream…

November 19, 2015

Recently at a mom’s dinner people were talking about abbreviating the camp session to allow for some non-structured family fun time. At first I almost fell out of my chair. You mean to tell me you hung out with your children and it was just fun? I always subscribed to the theory of more school, more camp, more supervised structure […]

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