Monthly Archives: February 2013

The True Cost of Couponing

My son wrote a book yesterday. While I was busy checking email, piddling around on Facebook, and trying to decide if I was going to use a coupon for underwear on Piperlime, my 6-year-old son wrote a book. It was … Continue reading

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Speaking out, Shutting up, and Learning to Apologize

Being quiet is not a family aptitude.  I remember being reprimanded for being too loud at sleepovers.  I remember being carried down the center aisle of St. Paul’s Episcopal church calling out, “What does the wine taste like?!” at my … Continue reading

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The unveiling of a veiled brag

In honor of Kate Upton’s third straight Sports Illustrated cover, I am posting this essay I wrote last year when I still had to walk my kids to school.  The commute was less than a mile but I was always … Continue reading

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I feel pretty, oh so rhinestone encrusted.

My daughter is only 4 1/2 and yet she is already very interested in her appearance.  She is meticulous about her clothes—coordinating headbands, jewelry, and McDonaldland toys with her daily ensemble.  Never good at fashion myself, I am amazed by … Continue reading

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There’s A Placement for Us….

When I came to New York for the first time, I was fourteen years old.  My dad and I went into Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue where my dad thought he was going to buy my mother a present.   He … Continue reading

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