Category Archives: Parenting

A Mother and Her Two Daughters

It was the weekend and the ridership on the trains was quite robust.  We were moving from Monterosso, one of the five towns collectively called Cinque Terre, to Cannes.  Monterosso served as our home base during our five-day stay. We … Continue reading

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Feminist Boys

  My sister and I talk about raising our kids often. She has two active, curious, strapping boys. She has been raising them on her own for practically 10 years now. I did not have the opportunity to raise boys. … Continue reading

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Motherhood And Its Controversies

As everyone knows, this weekend is Mother’s Day.  Our daughter has decided to make brunch on Sunday morning. I’ve been greeted by some staff at work through the week. Mother’s day is a few days earlier in Mexico, it appears. … Continue reading

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Nature Vs. Nurture

I noticed that Scott’s been a little obsessed with forebears, progeny, and such. See the following challenges on the Dailypost: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/what-of-who-you-are-is-genetics-vs-your-choices/ http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/who-is-your-favorite-parent/ http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/what-do-you-hope-your-kids-will-say-about-you-when-grown-up/ I took some time to mull these matters over in light of many events happening around me. … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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Mothers & Sons, Sons & Their Mothers

What is it about mothers and sons, or sons and their mothers? A steadfast, unspoken, pervasive bond between two people, almost palpable in its honesty. I noticed it more in the last two or three years of my mother-in-law’s life. … Continue reading

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I Remember Irma

    Somewhere between waiting to board my flight and mentally recalling every single item I have hastily packed, my memories of Irma insinuated itself into my consciousness. I am transported again to that cold January day, more than 13 … Continue reading

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Cutting Class

After a festive evening of cooking, eating, drinking, telling stories, it was time to clean up. We all pitched in to tidy up. It was then that I asked the kids what they thought about J’s current issue with school. … Continue reading

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Woody & Buzz

We just had to see it, Lara, Marc, and me.  For old time’s sake.  Missed having Mitch with us.  But it felt like all those times when I would be the only parent left to take the trio to a … Continue reading

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The Box Dilemma

I had the opportunity to watch the movie, “The Box” last night, a Netflix rental.  The movie stars Cameron Diaz (Norma) and James Marsden (Arthur) as a married couple from the 70’s. The house decor, their clothes, etc. were pretty well-researched. … Continue reading

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