Help 8 Year Old Arden Fight Her Brain Tumor

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We all fall in love with our children. They become, from the minute they’re born, the thing that is always with us, the little (then big) souls that we nurture, care for, teach, tend to, and most of all adore with all our hearts. Our lives, no matter what they were before, are different after they’re born. For most of us, other than the usual cuts and bruises, occasional broken … [Read more...]


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What's it like to watch your child graduate from college? What I kept replaying in my head as we began graduation weekend was not the day my daughter was born, or the day of her Bat Mitzvah. Not the day she got her driver’s license, or the night she sang her first show choir solo. Not when she got her braces off, or her first bra. Not the first word, the first step, or the … [Read more...]

“Mad Men” and Some Betty Draper Love

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I've been watching Mad Men since the pilot, and I've been a huge fan from the start. As far as television dramas go, there's none that have characters as compelling as this show does. If you are a fan, then you know - gorgeous, mysterious Don Draper, luscious, secretive Joan Holloway , tortured, under-appreciated Pete Campbell, brilliant, angry Peggy Olsen, entitled, suave … [Read more...]

The Gift of Four Generations

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This post was written in May of 2012. My grandmother passed away in October of that year.  This Mother’s Day I’ll once again be reminded that I’m a lucky woman. Not everything in my life has gone smoothly – just like everyone else in the world – but I’ve had one thing that’s been pretty amazing. Four generations.   My grandmother will be 98 at the end of May. … [Read more...]