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I Can Wait

24 Oct

By Carol Band   Some people complain about waiting. Not me. I like it. Waiting is doing nothing. And I like doing nothing. I am in the dentist’s waiting room. By some miracle of time and space, perhaps a worm hole at the end of my street, I have left the chaos of my kitchen Continue Reading

If We Lived on a Farm…

29 Aug

By Carol Band My son Lewis is at the kitchen table eating Froot Loops and reading the back of the milk carton. It’s organic milk, the carton explains, produced by cows whose blissful days on the farm are described like a spa vacation. “Why can’t we live on a farm?” Lewis asks with a newfound Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

6 Apr

  Right now you’re thinking, “Happy Holidays – are they off their rockers?” While we’re well past the chaos of last year’s winter holiday season and have plenty of time before the craziness starts again for 2016, there are a slew of silly and not-so-silly holidays during the month of April that simply shouldn’t go Continue Reading

Pink After Blue: What if Your Princess Doesn’t Act Like a Princess?

28 Oct

By Kim Ablon Whitney Dear Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Yes, you have a girl! Your own little princess! I know you were hoping for pink. I was too after having two boys. Don’t get me wrong, I love boys. But, a girl. Now you’re looking forward to all the girl stuff that comes with having Continue Reading

Running on Kid Time

25 Sep

  By Carol Band I recently celebrated my birthday and my oldest son (sweet boy) gave me a T-shirt that says, “In dog years, I’m dead.” Nice. “Ha! You are over 300 years old!” my youngest figured with a burst of mathematical insight. Then he eyed the dog. “That means Chester is 21 … Woohoo! Continue Reading

Children’s Movies Coming Out in 2015 and 2016

7 Sep

  On a cold fall or winter day, there is nothing better than seeing a movie with your family. Check out the list of family friendly movies that are set to release this year and early next year. Be sure to catch them in theaters! Hotel Transylvania 2 – September  25, 2015 Dracula and his Continue Reading

Don’t Eat the Paint and Other Such Sensible Lessons

1 Sep

By Suzanna Parpos In somewhat timid waters, he treaded. It was only natural – the thought of starting at a new school lends itself to those types of jitters. In fact, all new things in life have that sort of tendency of making us feel apprehensive. Somewhere along the way, curiosity and anticipation can transform Continue Reading

Taking the Training Wheels Off

21 Aug

By John Sucich “Don’t let go!” my daughter pleads, as I grip the bottom of her bike seat and try to help keep her balance. “I won’t let go,” I tell her. I want to let go. I want to snap my fingers (which would, of course, require letting go) and just like that see Continue Reading

The Maybe Pile

1 Jul

By Maryanne Curran About once a year I clean out the clothes closet in my bedroom. It’s not a job I enjoy. Yet, it is a job that is immensely satisfying when completed. I am neither a hoarder nor a compulsive shopper. Despite that, it amazes me how much stuff I accumulate through the year. Continue Reading

Summer Louder than Others

29 Jun

By Carol Band My neighbors just had a new baby. His name is Jacob and he is adorable. Sometimes, when the windows are open, I can hear his cries pierce the stillness of the summer night. In the morning, I watch his weary parents push the stroller to the coffee shop down the street. “Getting Continue Reading