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A Hanukkah Poem

'Twas the month before Hanukkah The leaves had been turning Though it should have been cold The weather was … [Read More...]

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Forever Young

Dear Eitan, This morning, when you woke up,1 you asked to watch Sesame Street on television while you ate breakfast. As I … [Read More...]

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Holiday Show Video Tips

Now that everyone's phones can take videos and pictures, everybody is doing it constantly.  I can't go to one of my kids … [Read More...]

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My Christmas Ornament Obsession

I LOVE Christmas. It really is the most glorious time of the year (except for that perfect Fall day with a bonfire and … [Read More...]


This Holiday Season: Do Good

It's an iconic phrase from an iconic TV teacher. The reputable Mr. Feeny. In what I regard as one of the most emotional, … [Read More...]

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7 Unique Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

I honestly have no idea why we introduced the Elf on the Shelf. We were getting along quite nicely with our kids believing … [Read More...]

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Where does Civility go During the Holidays?

What is it about the “Holiday Season” that causes normal, nice & kind people to abandon that social construct we call … [Read More...]

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As a New Parent, Do You Make These Financial Mistakes?

There are some things you just can’t fully understand until you’ve experienced them yourself. Appreciating the effort, energy … [Read More...]

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Jar Jar is the Gateway Drug to Star Wars

Like most Star Wars fans my age, I was an adult when The Phantom Menace was released and like my peers, I quickly grew to … [Read More...]

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This Week in Fulmination

 3 things that frost my cookies this week: 1)      Gerunds. I freaking hate writers are always loading up all their writing … [Read More...]

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Domestic Violence and Fantasy Sports

My fantasy football team has a problem and it's names are Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.1 The draft for this team's league … [Read More...]

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American Girl vs. Maplelea

If you have a daughter between the ages of 4 and 24, you've probably heard of American Girl dolls. If your little girl isn't … [Read More...]