Category Archives: Tips

10 Resolutions for a Healthier Family

A mother is never truly alone. Even on the rare occasion I am by myself, my mind and heart are with my kids. I can look to the New Year as an opportunity for self-improvement, but the truth is, it … Continue reading

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Small Kids and Planes … the trick is to stay calm and be prepared

Traveling with small kids? Here’s what to carry on the plane. A few years ago, we took a family vacation to Turks and Caicos. My twins were about 15 months old. The girls were 5, 7 and 9. The flight … Continue reading

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ONE Tip for a Successful Family Vacation

Lower your expectations! That’s it.  I never went on a family vacation as a kid, not one. Maybe this is why I used to expect my kids to be so overwhelmed with appreciation on a trip, they would be perfect … Continue reading

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Rules to Follow If You Don’t Understand Football

Second only to girls’ lacrosse, football has the most difficult to understand, seemingly arbitrary rules. It often seems the whistle gets blown for the most minor infractions and doesn’t get blown when men are pummeling other men to the ground. … Continue reading

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MORE Resolutions I am giving to others

Last year, I published this post. It is about telling others how they can make me better. After 365 days to think about it, I added a few more: In the words of Tori Amos, “I have enough guilt to … Continue reading

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Simple Tips For a Kids’ Closet Clean Out

“Mom, do you know where my …. ?” “Mom, I can’t find my …” “Mom, I have nothing to wear!!!!” Sound familiar? If you have kids old enough to dress themselves, these words likely cause you to grit your teeth and … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Favorite Gifts

I love teachers. I could never do what they do. Even though I love kids, imparting knowledge to them ranks right behind getting a pap smear. They are so squirmy, always want to make a comment having little to do … Continue reading

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Feeding a Cold – What to eat for a speedy recovery

I spent the whole weekend wallowing in my misery. I had a cold. While, for others, I always think this is a poor excuse for staying in, I hypocritically let this one take over my life. Picture lots of nasally … Continue reading

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