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(Long overdue) Dance recital postmortem

On the way home from the Jewish Community Center a few weeks ago, we traced our recital history back to my oldest daughter’s first time on stage by recalling the songs for each dance. “There was Wildside then last year … Continue reading

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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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Soliloquy on the occasion of one’s second rodeo

My little muffin, This day is finally here. You are about to enter kindergarten. And while you have watched your older sister learn the ins and outs of the school, while you have already mastered the big kid monkey bars and … Continue reading

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I wear my heart on my sleeve (except on Valentine’s Day)

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I don’t like Valentine’s Day for completely rational reasons, things I know bug other people about the holiday. Sure, I spent many (okay, most) of the Valentine’s Days of years pre-marriage by myself or … Continue reading

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When you have left no breadcrumbs…

It is back to school in my neck of the woods. For my former colleagues, for my former students, and for my littles, class is in session. For me, though, it is business as usual. It is hard to believe that … Continue reading

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Everybody’s free to wear [organic] sunscreen

When a friend casually mentioned the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen report to me in passing, I should have nodded, smiled, and moved on. Instead, I asked her to share it with me. Like any curious parent, upon clicking open the report, I did … Continue reading

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Simple, delightful things

We have so many harried days, and we almost never pause to consider the simple little moments in a day of otherwise, unremarkable events. Today, I was thankful for these few lovely, blessed moments: A no-rush morning: Our preschool was closed today, so we … Continue reading

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