March 08, 2018
February 19, 2018

Please Try to Be Very Quiet and Still

Read: 5 Things You Can Do to Make a Difference Like most of us, I cannot get the tragic events of last week’s mass school shooting off my mind. To be one of those families that lost a loved one is unfathomable. My 10 and 12 year old understood full well the horror of what happened. Both […]

10+ Things We Are Sick of Seeing

As I was writing this post, I texted a few friends to ask what trends they were sick of. Slime was at the top of the list. But as we continued our lists, I started getting answers like I’m sick of… “my kids” or “carpooling.” And one friends stated she was “SO sick of sex!” While I sympathize, these answers don’t […]

Would You Rather…Give Up Wine or Coffee?

My kids constantly play this game: would you rather? They come up with impossible or totally gross scenarios to choose from and ask their siblings which one would they choose.”Would you rather eat a cow eyeball or lick the floor at Chuckie Cheese?” Last time they played, my daughter who knows me all too well turned […]

Should You Pull Your Kids Out of School for a Vacation?

Former teacher and mother, Jennifer Celiberti, weighs in on the question of where or not you should let your children miss school for a vacation. It’s amazing how we see things differently depending on our perspective.  As a young, enthusiastic teacher, I couldn’t imagine why any parent would take their children out of school for […]

Starbucks Has Officially Crossed the Line

Am I the only one horrified by this?

Mother’s Guilt: Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed

It’s only 8:40 AM and already, I want a “do-over” for the day. This morning, we all woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It was precipitated by staying up a little too late last night and inevitably waking up too late this morning. So late that my daughter missed first period. This was followed by […]

Check in on Someone Who Lives Alone

In memory of J.O.: We miss you and think of you often. I read an article today that made me feel so teary and sick inside. An elderly man was found dead on his porch in Ohio when a Meals On Wheels delivery person arrived to bring him dinner. Police couldn’t say why he was there; his keys […]

Communication Anxiety

Welcome to the new social reality of cyber-friends, fake-likes and the growing problem of communication anxiety. by Kathryn Lancioni When I was a kid, I didn’t have a cell phone. There was no such thing as Snap or Instagram.  And, we certainly didn’t have YouTube (although I was lucky enough to witness the debut of MTV.) If […]


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