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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Note to my readers: This is one of my most popular, most Tweeted, and most commented on posts. I thought I’d re-run it for those of you who didn’t read it, and for those of you who are new to my blog. The original post date was January 14. Over the Christmas holidays we went [...]

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Quick Hi…

My first story went up on iVillage today. (Well, not exactly true. I wrote for iVillage — but about technology — when it first launched.) Anyway, the story, Want Your Child To Remember Stuff? Eat Your Eggs–and Bacon, Too, has a link to this blog as well as my Twitter handle. Since my last few [...]

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Every morning I wake up and scan the headlines for environmental news. This morning one of the first things I saw was a CNN headline that really upset me: Obama Energy Plan Would Open Atlantic and Gulf Drilling. I read the story. In a nutshell, the new plan will lift a 20 year ban on [...]

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Bad Things and Good People

I can remember going to church when I was little. We dressed up in cute outfits and piled into the car with my mom and dad. When my dad died when we were all so young — I was almost six, my sister was two-and-a-half, my brother was 15 — we stopped going to church. [...]

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I’ve been going to Seders at my close friend’s house for almost a decade. I can remember the first one like it was yesterday. She was pregnant with her daughter, now almost nine, and living in Bayside, New York. Her parents were away if I remember correctly. She invited us to celebrate with her and [...]

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Earth Hour at My House

On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. I should have been sitting in the dark. I had signed up for Earth Hour, a wonderful World Wildlife Fund program that asked everyone around the world– for just one hour — to turn off their lights in support of positive climate change. A follow-the-sun program, once it [...]

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At the beginning of the year, my first-grader ate whatever I put into her lunch box. It came back empty every day. These days, however, I guess the honey wheat pretzels and animal crackers I’ve been sending aren’t cool. There have been many days her box comes back full to the brim minus the sandwich [...]

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Okay, the headline is a little extreme, but when I read an article my friend send to me and a few others, it made me really mad. A teen in Joplin, Missouri drank two cans of NOS, a popular energy drink that, according to the back of the can, contains 260 milligrams of caffeine, 2,000 [...]

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Dear First Mean Commenter

Barry Jenner (not his real name, of course), left me a comment tonight on today’s post: The Flight Aftermath. Here it is: “Wow – this is truly the silliest thing I have read. What a narcissist you are! You were traveling with your CHILDREN!!! Has anyone ever told you that you (as a mom) are [...]

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We flew back from Tampa last night. I got to board the plane first using my disability pass. (I am half ashamed that I needed it, but very thankful that I had it as you will soon find out.) We sat in the bulkhead seats, which are the only seats I ever want to sit [...]

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