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Category Archives: General

Fighting colds

OK, this is a little off-topic for me, but I feel like I’ve discovered this amazing secret, and I need to share it with all the other parents who are subjected to the same plethora of germs that plague me and my kids all winter long. I used to get sick three or four times a season, sneezing, coughing, and ... Read More »

Apologies

I’m so embarrassed. I’ve got so much to tell you from Toy Fair, and I just can’t stay awake at night to get the posts written. This is what happens when you stay up until 4:30am when you’re pregnant: your body becomes exceedingly resentful of the sleep deprivation and turns you into a narcoleptic. This is what I did on ... Read More »

Familiar Faces on Flashcards

Goosie is a new company with an interesting concept. You purchase a Goosie pack in a store, and then log on to the company’s website, where you can create 10 custom flashcards using your own photos and captions. The cards are beautiful – thick and glossy – and they would make a wonderful activity and keepsake for any child. They ... Read More »

I’m an aunt!

On Thursday afternoon at 4:56pm, my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mother and baby are doing very well. My parents are floating on cloud 9 — after three daughters and two granddaughters, they’re thrilled to finally have a boy in the family. And I have a nephew. As the oldest child, I’ve usually been the one to ... Read More »

Yo Gabba Gabba

Last week, the Boston Globe ran an article about the cross-generational appeal of a new show on Nick Jr. called Yo Gabba Gabba. I like to think I’m on the cutting edge of things like this, so I was surprised I’d never heard of it. I made a mental note to check it out, and today, with my 3-year old ... Read More »

Happy New Year!

I watched Back to the Future last night for the first time in at least a couple of decades, and at the end, when Doc Brown travels 30 years into the future, it was jarring to realize that he was going to 2015. Which is only 7 years away. Which means 23 years have passed since 1985. Yikes. For what ... Read More »

Do you miss me?

I miss you all, too.  But don’t worry, the holidays are almost over, and I’ll be able to resume my normal writing schedule. Just bear with me a few more days… And happy holidays! Read More »

Do you recall?

I was in Borders today with my kids and there were signs all over the store that said “Books are safe gifts for kids.” Meanwhile, in the children’s section, they had an array of toys for sale, many of which are made in China. The whole media and public relations circus that’s surrounding these toy recalls is getting a little ... Read More »

A matter of opinion

The past few weeks have been somewhat chaotic. Late nights, early mornings, lots of take-out and constant babysitting were all necessary to give us the time we needed to get everything done. Accordingly, we haven’t seen too much of our kids lately. To their credit, they’ve handled it like champs, extending a degree of understanding and forgiveness that is heartbreakingly ... Read More »

Gotten well

I’ve always considered myself lucky to live so close to Children’s Hospital of Boston. It’s a world-renowned facility and it’s practically walking distance from my house. Until this past summer, I’d never needed to take advantage of our proximity, but then my older daughter developed a strange rash at camp one day. Erring on the side of caution, we brought ... Read More »