Category: Family

Holiday Shopping

I love Christmas. Yes, it’s a really busy time of year. There’s lots to do and not enough time to do it. But I enjoy the decorating and usually try to start the process right after Thanksgiving. This is partly because that’s when I have the time to start thinking about it, and also becauseRead more »

Halloween Decisions

My husband says Halloween is the best holiday. You don’t have to buy any gifts and everyone has fun. But I find that Halloween is very complicated– at least with a child in the house. Other holidays fall into one of two categories: Either they are religious, and have rituals which define the day andRead more »

Frozen Revisited

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ve written about the movie Frozen twice. In my first post about this phenomenally successful Disney movie, I talked about its powerful message of two sisters who love and protect each other. A week later, I wrote about Frozen’s influence on boys. Now Mayim Bialik, actress (Blossom, Big Bang Theory),Read more »

Kids, Moms, and Grandmas All Love Lucky & Me!

It doesn’t quite seem right that I’m going to be a grandmother while I still have a child in elementary school. I know it’s illogical that I don’t feel old enough when people in their thirties can be grandparents if they have a child young and their child has a child when she or heRead more »

What Makes a Real Mom, Anyway?

As the not-technically-adoptive guardian/mother of a 9-year-old girl (it’s a long story involving  several trips overseas, numerous court appearances, bedbugs and one rat bite), I am hypersensitive to the nuances of the term mother. Most of the time I am simply “Mom.”  Occasionally, I am “Mommy,” but always there is the shadow of the realRead more »

The Boston Marathon and Resilience

Boston Marathon Bombings Love Boston

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and it has been difficult to avoid the media coverage. Most of my news comes from the radio and I’ve had to turn it off a few times when I didn’t want my daughter to hear the details of who was killed, which survivors lostRead more »