The Red Stroller

Posted September 4th, 2012 by Sue Wagner in Child, Parenting

I’ve had strollers in my life for almost 15 years. The travel system with the snap-in infant car seat, the front to back double, the umbrella stroller, the jogger, the double jogger. And then there was the red stroller. It was an extravagant purchase for a fourth child. More for […]

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Starting the school year with a split personality

Posted August 21st, 2012 by christine in Child, Parenting

If you are not Irish, you might not be familiar with Brian Friel’s play, Philadelphia, Here I Come. If you are Irish, you might be all too familiar with it, having studied it in depth for your Leaving Cert exam. I didn’t study it, but I saw a production twenty […]

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Summer Rhythm, Had Me a Blast!

Posted August 2nd, 2012 by Ellen in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers

Ahh, the tunes of Grease. Establishing a Summer Rhythm for your family may not be as fun as the Summer Lovin’ that Sandy and Danny were having, but it’s definitely essential for a fun summer. I had wanted our summer to have this lazy, leisurely pace in the mornings, but […]

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Posted July 23rd, 2012 by christine in Child, Parenting

My husband and I took our two small children to the Outer Banks last week for some relaxation and renewal. (Of course, that entire sentence is a contradiction in terms, but nevermind.) The condo we rented had no Internet connection, but I decided that was a reasonable exchange for proximity […]

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First Time Camper(s) or Owning Your Own Issues

Posted June 20th, 2012 by Ellen in Child, Parenting

My girls are starting a new day camp tomorrow, and I am a mess! I hate starting new things — the worry over what it will be like or whether it will be organized or what one should bring drives me crazy.  This is one of those camps that has […]

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Homework – how was it for you?

Posted June 12th, 2012 by christine in Child, Parenting

Homework. People seem to have strong feelings about it. Now that the year is over and we can discuss it calmly, let’s have a little retrospective. I have to admit that homework has been a thing this year. A thing to fight about, to whine about, to resist, to resent. […]

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The Spring Break Juggling Act

Posted April 3rd, 2012 by Sue Wagner in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens

In 48 hours, my kids will be on Spring Break. Normally, by this time, I’m looking forward to a break. I’m tired of packing lunches and helping with dioramas and book reports. I’m weary of ironing uniforms at 1am and searching for misplaced water bottles. I’m ready for some lazy […]

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My magic bean buyer

Posted March 6th, 2012 by Robin (noteverstill) in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers

Shel Silverstein quote in the window of The Annapolis Bookstore. (Photo credit: me.) Whenever we go downtown together, or to anywhere new at all, my husband prefers to drive. That’s because I will be craning to see the ornamentation at tops of buildings and marveling at the sunsets and filling […]

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