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Moms Standing as One to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids (Celebrating Moms for Moms Day – March 4)

Judgment comes easy.   It is so easy to raise an eyebrow in another mom’s direction and question her choices, even before you become a mom yourself.  I know I don’t speak for just myself–that’s just how easy it is. Whether … Continue reading



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The War Between the Sexes

The war between the sexes never really ends.  I’m not talking about the inequality in wages, the glass ceiling, the cost of dry cleaning or hair styling or being taken advantage of by mechanics in general. I’m talking about toilet … Continue reading



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Summer Beauty of Mid-Life

The deck is a nice place to sit and drink in the view, as well as to drink a nice glass of wine. It gives me a bird’s eye view of everyone who is either in the cottage, on the … Continue reading



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Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day as I write this. The end of the day, the kids in bed, and they’ve survived, once again, this day our family does not celebrate. It was the first year Claire was really aware of Father’s Day, … Continue reading



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My Worst Fears Have Come True…

I have become…a soccer mom. Car pools to ballet, soccer, art class, camps, play dates, school(s), and it’s just beginning. It’s going to get worse. It was o.k. being the vacation pack mule.  I have qualifications for lifting car seats, … Continue reading



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A Valentine’s Tradition

Gather ’round, kids. Our very favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, is fast approaching. It’s the one day we are allowed to blatantly display our love for each other, and every year Auntie Maggie takes particular delight in sharing the special story … Continue reading



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Learn to Ride the Waves

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” – Jon Kabat-Zin In the last few weeks, the why question has come up every day.  It really is a foolish question.  Honestly, outside of a scientific topic there … Continue reading



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Done

Done: This mother of babies has retired. The email surprised me. Apparently the Chinese orphan we had sponsored for the last five years had been adopted. Not three days earlier I had finally shipped off a package of specially selected … Continue reading



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Putin Signs Law Barring U.S. Adoptions (A Commentary)

Dear Reader: Please read a portion of the Huffington Post article on Putin’s barring of U.S. Adoptions and my Huffington Post commentary: MOSCOW — Defying a storm of domestic and international criticism, Russia moved toward finalizing a ban on Americans … Continue reading



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IVF, The Spaniard and Me

The solemnity with which the two medical assistants entered the room, carrying the strange long floppy syringe as if it was the Holy Grail was almost laughable … apart from the fact that for me it was the Holy Grail. … Continue reading



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