Category Archives: vacation

Passover minus the struggle

Passover came and went this year. We were in it for every moment of the holiday but we didn’t struggle. It simply passed through. Passover is my favorite holiday and for some reason this year, I was thinking about all of … Continue reading

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Clinging desperately to summer…

There is a chill in the air. The sun is setting earlier, rising later. The long sunny afternoons have slipped away. Two months of school have whizzed clear past us and we are knee-deep in commitments for the children. We have traded the ever-growing … Continue reading

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August slump

I know I am not the only person caught in a serious slump. The summer is becoming a blurry afterthought as I cling desperately to every ray of sunshine, every ripe tomato, every minute of twilight in the driveway, watching the girls … Continue reading

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Vacation hangover (and Chatham redux)

This time last week, we were on vacation. On Sunday, we returned from a trip to the beach, and it was mostly magical. We went to a favorite summer spot of my husband’s family in Cape Cod, where we had stayed … Continue reading

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Sometimes it takes a village, except when it shouldn’t

Last week a story surfaced about a woman in South Carolina, Debra Harrell, who was arrested because she made the conscious choice to let her 9-year-old daughter play in a public park while she went to work. I had already seen … Continue reading

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In summer….

I was getting really tired of people asking me if I had the “summer off.” Over a year ago, I ranted about academia and vacation time. Spoiler alert: there is none. It’s not that there is no vacation time. During the school year, I … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation (2013 edition)

I have been struggling to find the right words or images to capture the last few months. How exactly do you get the essence of what we did into a short, sweet blog post? So many things happened this summer.  I … Continue reading

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