Category Archives: The Kids Are Alright

Enter the Cyclone

Husband and I are now grandparents, as I told you in a previous post, Oh, Boy!  Husband is Pop-Pop and I’m Nana.  Familial endearments tend to follow familial lines, and my Mom was Nana to my kids, so that’s the … Continue reading

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Oh, boy!

When my second child was born, my father said to me with a reflective smile, “The only thing better than having children is having grandchildren.”  At the time, I wiped the baby spittle off my shoulder and propped my eyelids … Continue reading

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Little Words Big Dreams

A friend emailed me recently asking where all the blog entries have gone.  My response was that I haven’t been feeling publicly clever lately.  Privately I’ve been laughing like hell, but none of the sources of my mirth have quite … Continue reading

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Back on Solid Ground

There’s a saying that goes “A mother is only as happy as her least happy child.” I don’t know who said it, but it’s a famous quote that happens to be true about any mother who is connected to her … Continue reading

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Business as usual

Today’s entry comes via Daughter, an NYC public elementary school teacher.  Over the course of the year, Daughter has related many of her experiences in our broken public education system, most recently in Waiting for Rheeform.  This story takes place on … Continue reading

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A Touch of Gas

Two weeks ago I gave Son a lift to the airport on his way out to California to be with Girlfriend’s family for Passover.  Before we left his house, he took me down to the basement to show me the … Continue reading

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The Transporters

In most civilized populated places, when a citizen needs to relocate their belongings to a site other than the one they currently inhabit, they pack all their goodies up in boxes and simply transport these items elsewhere.  In practice this … Continue reading

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In the distance so near

There was a song by The Carpenters called Close to You that played continuously on the radio the year I was sixteen.  It came out over the summer and one of my strongest and glossiest memories of teen love comes packaged with … Continue reading

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The Treasure of the Severe Madre

Son met me for sushi the other night and said with great fanfare that he had good news for me.  It was about the pile of stuff he had piled in our basement in a big pile.  Both my kids … Continue reading

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Lunch on Friday

On one of the last days before the final weekend of summer, Daughter trained out to visit her homeland by default, our house in the suburbs.  Daughter is a dedicated special ed teacher enjoying her sliver of free time between school … Continue reading

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