The Family Gathers... It’s Holiday Time! Everyone is excited to see friends and family, to gather around the table and give thanks, to get ready for the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons and many other religious and non-religious occasions for celebration....
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I've spent the majority of my life hanging out with Anxiety and her sister-friend, Depression. Sometimes their cousin, Agoraphobia, joined in the fun. I have found my self in dangerous situations and I have experienced things I would rather...
When you’re in your 30’s, it’s a baby-filled world. My newsfeed is chock full of toothy grins and growing families. I am no exception—I gladly share photos of my devilishly handsome boys (biased much?) as I scroll through sonograms,...
Hey There, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Meme, Pepe - we see you.   We know this was not your plan. Never did you dream you would be raising your grandchildren, but here you are. You have traded spoiling and adventures with...
  Nearly three years ago I called one of my oldest friends. "I think I'm going to do a thing. Want to do it with me?" We have a long history of talking each other into things - though to be honest,...
Before becoming a mother, I didn't know Patience very well. I'd heard of her, but she wasn't really my type of gal. I was efficient, effective. I got things done in a timely manner and I expected the same...
When I was first pregnant nine years ago, I found so much information and comfort in online groups. All the questions about strange body changes, sharing fears and hopes, and potential baby names - nothing was off limits. There...
I have three children, ages 37, 35, and 31. So here is a list of all my successful child-rearing strategies.       (Wait, am I really supposed to write 420 more words for this article?) At work, when younger mothers...
L: "Sorry, we were at urgent care. One has croup and the other has the stomach bug." B: "I'm not going to be able to make that one, mom's in the hospital again." T: "Count me out for the meeting... being...

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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...