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Happy Birthday, NASA…belatedly
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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 […]

On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party
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On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party

It would be too easy to blame the walls, to blame the regressive nature of what I swear was a dignified brown paint fifteen years ago, for our lack of entertaining. Over time, that evocative brown became emotionless beige and while we adventure together outside of the house, from Gaudi’s […]

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up
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The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up

My baby turns 13 this week and I’m remembering less and less of the days that comprise those remarkable years. This is a little something about the memories we learn to hold on to and the ones we’re helpless to watch fade away. To hear me tell it now you’d […]

A Birthday Letter To My 17-Year-Old Niece
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A Birthday Letter To My 17-Year-Old Niece

In December, I think I might have accidentally-on-purpose inspired a 3rd grader, which was weird because I’d never met the lad before and because I’m not usually the one doing the inspiring. Hey! I never did write about that amazing morning spent giving career day presentations. I will, soon. Thanks […]

You Can’t Invoice For Ignorance
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You Can’t Invoice For Ignorance

Last spring, we ventured outside our home for a combo birthday party for our two daughters. Up to that point, we hosted them each at home, separately, and all went off without incident. I mean, there was that one time I had to yell at a kid for repeatedly harassing […]

The Kid’s Birthday Party Planning Existential Crisis
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The Kid’s Birthday Party Planning Existential Crisis

Two weeks ago, I stood in the middle of a madhouse. Kids in electric-orange socks, like a too-bright dystopian fantasy, sprinted past me in every direction. What was missing was the heavy arm of an unseen totalitarian regime. Only, it wasn’t exactly missing. I stood there, sneakers off, firmly in […]

What The Birthday Girl Wants, The Birthday Girl Gets
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What The Birthday Girl Wants, The Birthday Girl Gets

Soft Pretzels. Cupcakes. Cookies. Candy. Potato Chips. Baby Carrots. There are many easy birthday treat options available to a parent to send into their child’s school. But when your soon-to-be 6-year-old daughter asks for 26 fresh fruit kabobs to be delivered to her classroom on the day she turns 6, […]

And The Children, They Partied
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And The Children, They Partied

There was a gaggle of them — buddies from her preschool, pals from her sister’s 2nd grade class & their younger siblings, and one adorable little lady from dance. Together they helped Mouse have one of the best afternoons ever. There was splashing in the kiddie pool, fun at the […]

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