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When Can I Stop Being a Mom and Start Being Me?

There are days when I can’t remember my life before my son. I think, what did I do when I didn’t have to mother him? I have begun to define myself by this role and allowed being a “mom” to seep into other parts of my life. At work, I mentor new teachers. At home, I […]

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An Open Letter To My “Kid Free” Friends

Dearest Kid Free Friend, I’m sorry. We can’t be friends anymore. Not right now, anyway. I have to break up with you. Yes, I am talking to you, the one who went out to a bar until two o’clock last night, slept until ten-thirty and is now sitting at a bistro with a tiny espresso while […]

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Gaining Control After PPD

We are currently in the midst of the most important holidays on the Jewish Calendar. The high holy days. We just celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with our family to ring in the year 5779. Today is Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day of the year and it means, “Day of Atonement.” On this […]

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A 20 Second Hug

We are only a few weeks into back to school and I’m already overwhelmed. Work is piling up, my house is a mess, the laundry is overflowing, and my kids’ after school activities and sports have completely taken over the calendar. I feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water, but I’m sure if […]

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Silver Linings

It’s not hyperbole to say that my family and I had a horrible summer. If you follow my posts, you know that my husband’s Aunt and Godmother died in June from ovarian cancer. My husband Chris also made a huge transition in his career, and while the move was definitely in the right direction, it […]

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More Than a Mommy

I’d like to start by saying that I love being a mother. I always knew I’d like it, once I was out of my partying twenties and actually decided that I wanted to have children. But I had no idea that one day just watching my daughter feed herself dinner would fill me with an […]

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Have Big Kids and Looking for Activities? Visit the Palisades Center Mall

When my children were younger I was on many “lists” to receive emails about local happenings, which were quite helpful in finding activities to keep our family busy. As my kids have reached the tween and teen ages, it has become a little more challenging to find “Things To Do.” They are too old for most […]

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