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Quote of the Day

Here’s a little motivation for those of you with New Year resolutions: The symbolic meaning of the sacrament of Marriage is that one must be in union with one’s own personality and spirit first.  After one has a clear inner understanding of oneself, one can create a successful intimate partnership. (Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the […]

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Making Our Dreams Come True

I’ve had this theme song from Laverne & Shirley stuck in my head for the past few days.  Talk about dating myself!  But the song’s so catchy and so friggin positive that I had to share it with you.  Yes, yes, I’m a dork, although I like to think of myself as a rather hip, […]

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All the Single Ladies

You’ve got to read this great Atlantic article by Kate Bolick, “All the Single Ladies.” A reader sent it to me, and wow, was I glad she did. I debated trying to rip the thing apart, but with my current slow-mo brain, that would probably take me three to four months to tackle.  Which would […]

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Thank You

I would just like to say thank you to everyone who’s reached out to us these crazy last few weeks.  I am especially indebted to those of you who answered my pleas for help, as well as everyone who picked up my psychic SOS’s and called, texted, emailed or dropped off food every time I […]

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In Memory of Ken’s Dad

Last night, I slept a cold, black sleep–that hard, dreamless sleep that comes with an exhausted mind and body.  When I woke, I was surprised to find that my kids (who’ve been melting down left and right these past few weeks) seemed to have morphed back into their regular old calm and happy selves.  I […]

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Parental Failure #46

(Part 2 of a 3-part series) So now that I’ve talked about the not-so-clear link between money and happiness, let me show you how badly I’ve blown it as a parent.  Especially in terms of teaching any lessons of value to my kids. Because what’s really gotten me all worked up around here is the […]

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Money, Money, Money

I’ve been thinking about money lately.  As in: money’s one of those ever-present married-with-young-children arguments, so why aren’t we talking about how crazy-expensive our lives really are? “When our kids were your age,” a friend said to me the other day, “we were always in the red.” “Really?” She nodded.  “We were way over budget–for […]

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