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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

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Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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Sometimes There’s Fog

There’s a fog that rolls in off that particular coast, in that specific spot. It happens often but most have gotten accustomed to ignoring it. It doesn’t last longer than it should. No use bellowing about what will blow over soon enough. Ya just gotta wait. That fog, and the […]

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She doted on me at my half-filled two top, making me feel like the celebrity my Gaylord keycard lied and said I was. Leesa made sure I stayed hydrated while in her care, on account of the altitude and my not being an acclimatized native. A mile high, forever grounded. […]

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My debut in Parents Magazine!
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My debut in Parents Magazine!

I’m not gonna lie, this was a damn thrill. Through a set of random circumstances (it’s always random with me) for which I could never have planned, I was granted the privilege of writing a family travel piece for the February 2020 issue of Parents Magazine. That issue is on […]

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Leesa

She doted on me at my half-filled two top, making me feel like the celebrity my Gaylord keycard lied and said I was. Leesa made sure I stayed hydrated while in her care, on account of the altitude and my not being an acclimatized native. A mile high, forever grounded. […]

Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things
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Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

Best Cruise Ships for Teens in 2020
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Best Cruise Ships for Teens in 2020

After many years of cruising together, on both sides of the Atlantic, my teens and I know our way around a cruise ship and we know what makes a good ship great for young people. So together, we present the best cruise ships for teens in 2020. These vacations at […]

Why I’m Returning to: Cheyenne Wyoming
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Why I’m Returning to: Cheyenne Wyoming

I’ve been to the western side of Wyoming. It’s stunning. Many know this, for that’s where Yellowstone and Jackson Hole and The Grand Tetons lie. In August of 2019, I had the chance to spend a few sunny summer days and cool crisp nights on the eastern edge of the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Teens Curated by Teens

Here are 25 sweet holiday gift ideas in a handy dandy guide curated by a real-life 12-year-old and 15-year-old. From a plush Captain America pillow to dainty home decor, and a funky Luna Lovegood backpack to an elegant Original Grain watch, there’s a little something for damn near every older […]

The In-Demand Jobs Worth Having in 2020 and Beyond
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The In-Demand Jobs Worth Having in 2020 and Beyond

Am I a jobs expert? Nope, nope I am not. Do I know more about the hottest careers than you? Not a chance. I mean, do I even have a career myself? But I interviewed a bunch of HR reps and CEOs for a new Reader’s Digest article about the […]

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Happy Birthday, NASA…belatedly

For years I kept straight the names of all of my daughters’ dolls and stuffed animal friends — from the one that was always naked (Naked Baby Betty) to the floppy bunny who insisted on wearing his sneakers to bed (Falafel). I even usually remembered which grades my nieces and […]

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