“How’s Your Summer Going?” — A Pause for Mid-Season Reflection
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“How’s Your Summer Going?” — A Pause for Mid-Season Reflection

It’s July 21st – how’s your summer going? The response I’m looking for here is not, “Good! Busy but good!” Because that’s the pat response we give when we feel like we can’t say what many of us are really thinking — ugh. Summer is hard.    Signing Up for Camps – A Wonderful and…

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A Gift to Yourself for the 2022 Holiday Season

It’s the MOST…WONDERFUL…TIIIIME of the year! 🎵🎶🎵 For much of December, that sentiment rings true for me. I love belting out holiday tunes, putting up the tree, and decorating the mantle. I love lighting the menorah, having our solstice dance party, and pairing up with my mom to make the best cut-out sugar cookies that…

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This Holiday Season, Ditch the Mom Guilt

I’ve felt a bit off kilter this December. It stems from taking the must-do, should-do, could-do, won’t-do (MoSCoW) approach to my holiday preparations this year. Take Christmas cookies, for example. I mentioned in my previous post that, after consulting with Evan and Nate, I moved “bake at least two different types of cookies” from my…

Decorate with Fall Leaves (and Why Leaf Walks Aren’t Just for Kids)
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Decorate with Fall Leaves (and Why Leaf Walks Aren’t Just for Kids)

Earlier this week I told you how our annual leaf walk was a bust. That the boys weren’t into it and that not even the jauntiest of my rhymes was able to save the day. Not a big deal, right? Just a short neighborhood stroll where we’d gathered a few leaves and then stopped. Who…