Truthfully, this title is a little misleading. My husband has always made an effort to get me flowers or my favorite candy for Valentine’s Day. But my birthday is the week just before Valentine’s Day, so I’ve never put much...
As we start a new year, many of us have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Instead of the usual resolutions — which are typically broken by the end of January — consider creating a family tree if you...
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Bye Felicia. It's been real, but we're so done. Like a bad breakup, I'm ready for a clean break and a fresh start in...
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Letting Go of 2020

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What high hopes we all had for 2020. A new decade. My biggest 2020 let down was in September.   Ever since I birthed my last child in June of 2017, I knew September 2020 would be the light at the...
Who else looks forward to the holiday season every year, completely forgetting the push and pull that comes with being a mom? Who else gets excited about all the "free" time that comes with time off work and the kids...
Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we were in for. At first, when we thought we’d be home for a couple of...
With the recent death of Naya Rivera, this month in Hollywood was a tough one for me, which is a sentence I can barely type out because it’s so utterly unlike me. But this one is different.  I grew up in...
Dearest, beloved husband of mine, Spending all this time together during COVID has been teaching me a few things about you and me and our relationship. And so I thought, why not share that with thousands of my closest friends?   First,...
    Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story… the story of how I met your father. Why have I decided to do this, you ask? Well, because I like to think our story is pretty amazing, and...
To the moms of kids with special medical needs, I see you. I see you in this quarantine, trying to hold it all together. I see your fear while you hug your little ones closer and closer every day,...
Before my son was born, my husband and I loved to work out at the gym together in the evening and then spend our post-workout hours doing pretty much whatever we wanted. Pop out for a drink? Sure! Grab...
My parents are 73 years old. My in-laws are 69 and 70. I am fortunate to have all four of these wonderful people in my life — and healthy. To be honest, I had not yet started to give...
If you look at most mom blogs or social media feeds, you are bound to find posts praising the "mom tribe." The "mom tribe" is portrayed as essential to surviving motherhood with your sanity (somewhat) intact. I am not...
"But what if you die and I remarry and she wants to have kids?" "What if (heaven forbid) something happens to one of our kids and we want to try to have another?" Lately, we've been having a lot of conversations...
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Love Is…

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When my parents were newlyweds, they used to collect and exchange a comic that was popular at the time. It generally featured two naked, childlike characters — a short and stubby man and his short and stubby lady. The...
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2021 Boston-Area Summer Bucket List

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Summer, summer, summer! It's the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is perfect, the days are long, and it is time to slow...