Dear Day Camp Owners: Make Summer Great Again

Dear Summer Camp Owners, Some of my fondest memories were spent with you. But now, you're ruining my life.  Day camp was a magical place. As a camper, we played pirates on playgrounds, we learned how to swim in large groups crammed into an unheated pool, we whined and complained through organized sports, we stood …

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The NKOTB Renaissance, Featuring Donnie Wahlberg?!

He's standing on top of a flaming piano, doing a strip tease. And the crowd goes wild. (Donnie on a flaming piano. Nice bod, Bud.) Don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years. Apparently I didn't get the memo that although I'd long since abandoned them, The New Kids On The Block are …

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Summer of The Others

I'm too young to remember The Summer Of Sam. But that slogan doesn't have positive connotations.... So I find it weird to see people tagging their social media pics with #summerofava or #summerofolivia or #summerofliam or #summerofwhoever.  I get it. You're down a kid for the summer thanks to Sleepaway camp, and the younger sibling(s) …

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Mid Year Performance Review- How Would Your Family Measure Up?

"Honey, it's time for your mid year check in."  How would my husband respond to this statement over steak and rosé tonight? Every year, as we turn the corner into the second half of the year, my boss sits me down and we check in on my performance year to date. We discuss things like …

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When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Is My Child an Athlete…..or a Mathlete?

I am spending my spring on the sidelines. I no longer commit to birthday parties or barbecues or frankly anything to do with family or friends. My weekends are fully encompassed by sports. Not professional sports, pee wee sports.  Between 2 young boys (I'm talking single-digit aged) we are all-in with baseball (3 teams), soccer …

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