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Men Don’t See Dirt

Saturday, July 9th, 2011
by on Living Around

Last weekend, my friend Mollie and I lamented an ongoing conflict with our husbands: the mess and the dirt in the home seem to go

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The Victim’s Conundrum–Why Women Stay

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
by on Living Around

It is not infrequent that a story of domestic violence screams out on headlines. When this happens we search for meanings and answers, and wonder

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What To Do When Kids Are Mad:
An Upcoming Workshop for Parents

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
by on Living Around

It was just the other day when, preparing my boys for a bath, my older son, Liam, was singing a little provocative song as he

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
by on Playing Around

In preparation to go see Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock, the boys and I checked out his website. “He’s cute,” said 4-year-old Ronen. “He’s funny looking,”

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Darkness, Lights and the Holidays

Saturday, December 25th, 2010
by on Living Around

This time of year stirs us in myriad ways. Indifference is rare—how can the commercial hoopla pass unnoticed? Or the expectation to feel joyous and

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The Good Fork—Good Find in Red Hook

Monday, December 6th, 2010
by on Dining Around

One of my favorite things to do last summer when coming home late from work was to walk the two blocks from my home in

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The Gazillion Bubble Show

Friday, November 5th, 2010
by on Playing Around

The lot of the parent—at times a chore, at others a pleasure—is to accompany one’s child to various entertainment events, from movies to puppet shows,

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Notes on the Eight-Limbed Creature

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
by on Living Around

We were once a creature with eight limbs, so the Greek myth goes, who was tragically separated into two, destined to desperately seek reunification with

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