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I have a problem, and I’m not sure what to do. Here are the details: Big Girl’s birthday was last month. When we started planning it she said she wanted to donate her gifts, but she didn’t know which charity would be the recipient this year. Then, one day she was leafing through my Parents [...]

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I just read a story about comments made by Kate O’Beirne, MSNBC talking head and editor of the conservative National Review. Ms. O’Beirne moderated a Republican strategy session (The 112th Congress and The New Promise of American Life: Less from Washington, More of Ourselves) at the Hudson Institute Friday. During the discussions, she said the [...]

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Yesterday, four people neglected to pick up their CSA boxes. Four! That meant that I had more than 100 carrots, eight bunches of broccoli, four large bags of potatoes, four large bags of sweet potatoes, four butternut squashes — there was a lot more, but you get the picture. A lot of fresh, organic produce. [...]

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As many of you know, I belong to an amazing community-supported agriculture program called the Golden Earthworm Farm. This year, in fact, I am a drop-off location, which means my house is the place where 19 people come to get their just-picked organic veggies. While the price is pretty reasonable — about $20 per week [...]

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After almost four months of writing this blog, I’ve decided I need to put my money where my mouth is — literally. It’s December 31, the last day to donate to charities if you want to write off those donations on your 2009 taxes. In past years we have supported wonderful charities such as Memorial [...]

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On Saturday my husband and I took our family to the Long Island Children’s Museum to see The Bari Koral Family Band. We knew of the band because — two years ago — we purchased tickets to a family music concert series at the museum. As part of that series we received a CD that [...]

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I got a press release from the American Family Council yesterday. It called for a boycott of all Gap-owned stores because The Gap refuses to use the word “Christmas” in its holiday advertising including in-store displays. The boycott is running from November 1 through Christmas day. I have a problem with this on so many [...]

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One of my newest favorite things took me by surprise: Writing this blog. I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade. I’ve had my work appear in Woman’s Day, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Parents, and I am certainly proud of that work. However, I was absolutely unprepared for how much I [...]

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