Emily Howe

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The Magic in Santa

I remember being in middle school (early 2000s so pre elf on the shelf) and my parents asking me, “so what are your thoughts on Santa?” They were trying to see what I knew...

An Open Letter to My Husband

Dear Husband, On October 14th, 2014 we had $105 in our bank account, I was 9 months pregnant, swollen and as big as a house, and we stood in front of our parents, siblings, and...
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Teacher Appreciation in 2021; Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

A few years ago, you know pre-covid times, I wrote a piece about appreciating teachers and all they do. Fast forward from when I said teachers should have an all expenses paid vacation. Since then,...
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Local Favorites: Where to Find Donuts in Rhode Island

We've been making the rounds to find the best donuts in Rhode Island! Growing up, we always had donuts on Sunday morning. My dad would go out to buy the papers and bring back a...

Celebrating St Paddy’s Day; Childhood Memories

St. Patrick's Day was always a big holiday for us, but growing up it felt strange to me because I went to an Italian Catholic School and most of the kids were Italian. Of...
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Why I’m Talking to My Kids About What Happened on January 6th 2021

January 6th 2021 was a Wednesday. It was like any other Wednesday until it wasn't. There's been a lot of jokes going around on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and every other social media platform about how 2021...
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It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It was the best of time because my husband who commutes to Boston everyday, would be working from home indefinitely! Our kids would finally get some real quality time with him and he would...

How I’m Handling 2020 Mom Guilt this Holiday Season

A friend posted a meme on social media that read, "Buying gifts for your kids is tough because you want to give them the world...but you also don't want them to be entitled...but you want...
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5 Places to Have Your Thanksgiving Catered

If you're anything like me, the idea of cooking a turkey for anyone, let alone your picky kids seems to scare the crap out of me. I've compiled a list of places that are...
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Turner Syndrome; Our Story of Loss

With our first child we got pregnant on birth control. Yep, I took it everyday at the same time but it happened to us- we were the 1% you always hear about. When she...