parenting

favor-“ette”: make your own flubber kits!

favor-"ette": make your own flubber kits!

November 19th, 2015

It’s that time of year again. No, not fall. Not Thanksgiving. Not “the holidays”. It’s Noah’s birthday party – and the yearly quest for the “right” goody bag. And by “right”, I mean: NO disposable crap. NO junk food (well, maybe ONE piece of junk food). And YES to something each child can make or […]

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shapes of things

shapes of things

November 5th, 2015

Shapes of things before my eyes Just teach me to despise Will time make men more wise? Here within my lonely frame My eyes just heard my brain But will it seem the same? –  Shapes of Things As I write this I’m listening to Noah work with his tutor in the next room. I […]

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legoland discovery center at ridge hill!

legoland discovery center at ridge hill!

May 26th, 2015

Noah loves – LOVES – Legos. And I love Ridge Hill. So when we found ourselves with a Friday off recently I decided to take him over for a morning at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We had a great time! Much in the style of Disney, even the tiniest details have been given careful attention. From the […]

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nyc-etc: savannah edition

nyc-etc: savannah edition

May 12th, 2015

I first visited Savannah 2 years ago, when Conor was considering SCAD as a top college possibility (he’s now finishing up his freshman year there and LOVES it). I’ve been down 3 more times since – our last visit as a family, to coincide with my dad’s 80th – and I fall in love with this […]

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how to teach your child about money

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May 4th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias Having 3 kids of very different ages and stages means that there is virtually never any overlap in my life. No “killing two birds with one stone” here. Their needs, problems, activities and availability could not […]

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i wish you knew

i wish you knew

April 15th, 2015

Late last year someone shared this post on Facebook. And it was like someone punched me in the throat each time I read (and re-read) it. See, this year I am the parent of “that kid”. Who has teachers who are as loving and compassionate as the writer of the piece clearly is too. And […]

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favor-“ette”: “kindness wins” book review

kindness wins

April 7th, 2015

My “big” kids are now 23 and 18, and theirs was one of the first generations of tweens/teens to come of age in the era of widely accessible social media (when it was “My Space” – not even Facebook yet – and thank god before things like Burnbook and Yik Yak). Because we as parents […]

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homemade flubber!

homemade flubber!

March 12th, 2015

Flubber! How have I not told you about Flubber? I discovered it a few years ago when Noah and I went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts. When we attended the DUMBO Arts Festival the following year, CMA  took over a whole section for kids’ art projects – including Flubber AND instructions! I snapped […]

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favor-“ette”: a valentine card placemat

favor-"ette": a valentine card placemat

February 13th, 2015

So if you have young kids you are probably going to be greeted later today with a backpack full of Valentine’s Day cards from “the class”. When Chelsea and Conor were young, this deluge posed a conundrum each year. The kids hated to part with the cards – and I hated the clutter. So this […]

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mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

February 9th, 2015

As soon as I saw these adorable jars I knew they’d be the perfect little gifts for Noah to hand out for Valentine’s Day: I’ve never made my own hot cocoa mix and have no idea why – it is DELICIOUS and whipped up in 5 minutes in the food processor. Noah helped by putting […]

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