Mother. English Instructor. Runner. I love the New York Mets, bridges terrify me, and I hate cottage cheese.

My dream world includes sunshine, boats, and endless chocolate

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In my dream world, I’m surrounded by people — family, friends, loved ones I’ve lost, and trustworthy strangers. We play trivia and board games, share stories, laugh, and dance to a steady stream of 90s music.

I run in the mornings, near a beautiful body of water, where I take…

Why do we play by these rules?

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My son’s second favorite color is pink, right behind yellow. These have been his favorite colors since he started talking. Last week, during soccer practice, his new soccer friends were discussing their favorite colors — blue and green, respectively — and when my…

But I do enjoy spending time with him. Let me explain…

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“Mommy, will you play with me?” I hear this question countless times a day.

At the risk of sounding like a bad parent, I must admit — I don’t like playing with my son. It’s not that I don’t love spending time with him; he’s just difficult to play with…

A Spark of Light gives voices to various women and men on the controversial topic of abortion.

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While I haven’t read most of Jodi Picoult’s books, the ones I have read have been hit or miss for me. Delving into topics such as autism, school shootings, and abortion, Picoult clearly does copious research for each of her novels. I’ve learned so much from each of her books…

Anyone wishing to travel outside of the country should check the destination country’s government site for travel requirements.

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My boyfriend and I booked a trip to Greece and London back in December, which was risky considering Covid had been ramping up again in the US and we didn’t know what the pandemic landscape would look like in June, but our trip was refundable, so we decided to take…

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