Family

Will Swim for Donuts

So, yesterday’s swim lesson didn’t go so well.  Given that this is our fourth attempt at it I was prepared and ready for battle.  Once a week I treat my son to a few munchkins at Dunkin Donuts.  He knows this and it always asking if it’s munchkin day.   When I tell him it IS, […]

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How to Ensure You Won’t Be Invited Back

We are quite possibly the worst house guests EVER. We’re up in Quebec visiting family and the unthinkable has happened.  Yes, our four  year old has pooped himself. In bed. Someone else’s bed.  Someone else’s bad with white sheets and a fluffy white duvet with NO COVER on it. At 6:00 in the morning.  Poop […]

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The Year I Almost Ran Boston

I should be feeling sore -painfully sore -and drained today.  And I do- but it’s all mental instead of physical.  Because yesterday I was SUPPOSED to run the Boston Marathon.  I’ve been training for months, and anticipating the day for much longer than that.    As an avid recreational runner who loves running races (though I’ve never […]

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Cookie Daze

I recently read this NY Times article . It warns that eating raw cookie dough is super crazy dangerous and advises you to avoid the temptation to lick fingers, bowl or spatula AT ALL POSSIBLE COSTS. It is a sickness that threatens to wipe out an entire population of bakers- both professional and amateur- AND their offspring too.  80 people […]

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The driving force

Every time we went to my grandmother’s house the rooms were rearranged.   We might go on a Saturday in June and the living room would be to the right as you walked in the front door, and the dining room to the left.  Then we’d go back for dinner on Sunday in early July and […]

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