Post-Thanksgiving Thanks

Both of my daughters told me at different times last night, after the Thanksgiving remains had been boxed and bagged on shelves in the frig and every spoon and pot lid had been washed and left to dry, that it had been a better day than they had expected. “Why was that?” I asked. “BecauseRead more…

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November is the Cruelest Month for Moms

Anyone who agrees with T.S. Eliot’s assessment that “April is the cruelest month” has obviously never spent time trying to be a mom in New Jersey during November. This week alone, my fifth grader has three days off. Three days. I didn’t even know about one of them until this weekend. Out of the possibleRead more…

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Traditions: Old and New

I was agitated earlier this week when I got a text from my ex-husband announcing it was his year to spend Thanksgiving with our four children. I had already committed to hosting the holiday at my house for my side of the family and was looking forward to the planning and execution of the dinnerRead more…

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