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Ideas for Setting Up Camp Mom

Camp Mom Ideas

I received this email from a reader and I wanted to help because I am in the same position for part of this summer of trying to work on the computer while my kids are home. I know that there is NOTHING more challenging than to keep kids occupied without relying on screen time. Read more…

Kickboxing for a Middle Age Mom with a Gentleman Fighter

Muay Thai Kickboxing for Moms

I am excited to have a new Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor. My Dad Friend Mike is a Golden Gloves champion. He’s also the father of my son’s best friend since before preschool. Before Dad Friend Mike had kids, he had a basement Fight Club with various MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Fighters beating each other up by invitation only. Which is to say, one martial art fighter against another to see who wins. And so he knows various and sundry characters in and around Boston. And I do emphasize the word “characters!” Read more…

Who Owns the Money? Economics for 4th Graders

4th Grade Economics: The Money System

My college roommate, Rosie Rios, signs the money as the Treasurer of the United States. Raised in Hayward, California by a single mom with her 5 siblings in a two bedroom apartment, she is the epitome of the American success story and I am so proud of her. I saw her at my 25th college reunion and she kindly signed three “Rosie Bills” for my children. (Yes, technically they are defaced, but I’m taking them out of circulation forever as a collectible so I guess it’s not really defacing. It’s memorabilia.)

Rosie Rios

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Reflections from my 25th Harvard Reunion

Harvard Reunion: 25 Years to Reflect

The first person I ran into at my 25th college reunion was my friend Denley. We were in the same Freshman dorm of just 31 kids (Hollis North). He grew up in NYC’s Chinatown and I am a beach girl from the province of Southern California. Read more…

Mom Yoga Retreat: Getting Centered and Finding Happiness

A Weekend of Yoga for Moms

“When You Give What You Want Not What You Need … When You Love Someone But It Goes to Waste … But If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know.”

Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself. Read more…

score big

Photo Contest to Win $500 Worth of Tickets to Games and Concerts

Photo Contest to Win Tickets to Concerts

Win $500 in tickets from ScoreBig! This Father’s Day, it pays to have cute kids.
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Johnnie O golf shirts

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Especially for Golf Widows

Gifts for Dads and Father-in-Laws

Yikes, is it Father’s Day so soon?! Why am I never prepared? I racked my brain for gifts that I would give my husband and father-in-law for father’s day. My husband likes to play golf, so I have a good assortment of ideas for men who like golf. I hope this helps. Read more…

Smile, Raina Telgemeier, graphic novel for girls

4th Grade Book Club: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Graphic Novels for Girls

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

From the artist of BSC Graphix comes this humorous coming-of-age true story about the dental drama that ensues after a trip-and-fall mishap. Read more…

One for the Murphys

YA So Good You’ll Cry: One for the Murphys. GIVEAWAY

Best Chapter Books That Make You Cry

There are only a few books that I read and reread knowing that I’ll sob like a baby. Ever After Ever by Jordan Sonnenblick is one of them. Read more…