Category Archives: Mommyhood

How To Beat Boredom

Whenever my daughter complains she is bored and has nothing to do, my retort is to suggest she pretend play “Pilgrims.”  Suddenly the modern world doesn’t seem so drab after all

Camp Check-In: Tears And Lots Of Questions

A clipboard-carrying heavyset woman is working the clusters of parents waiting at the camp’s check-in like a politician at a 4th of July picnic. As I sit in the midday sun watching her pat backs and throw bear hugs, I pray she doesn’t come my way.

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Thursday’s Tip: Walmart Makes The Grade With Its Back-To-School Clothes & Supplies

Those dreaded back-to-school shopping lists.

To avoid lines, I try to do all my back-to-school shopping online, which is why I love places like Walmart.  The megastore makes back-to-school shopping a breeze by offering incredible savings for customers however they like to shop – in stores, online and through their mobile devices.

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Hello Camp, Good-Bye Mom

“You have no idea how much I’ll miss you,” says a little voice to my left.

We are in a cab headed up Eight Avenue to catch a train out of Penn Station for New Haven, where we will hop a ride to the Hole In The Wall Gang camp. It is a hot sticky morning and the cab windows are wide open.  The horns, whistles and voices blasting through make conversation difficult, but anxious about missing our train I’m intent on speaking above the noise and directing the cabbie.

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Of Dogs & Babies

Anytime I see one of those Manhattan women walking around holding a small dog like a baby, it makes me think that getting knocked up might not be such a bad thing after all.

The Kid Who Can’t Keep Secrets

I often wonder why anyone would waste money on a p.r. person when a 9-year-old will spread the word for free. As I often tell my daughter, you’ll never make it in the mob.

Lost And Never Found

As God as my witness, someday I’ll find those books, pencils and erasers that habitually disappear minutes before doing homework.