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Diagnosis? A Case of the Man Flu

Last winter, I tried to provoke my husband, Rick, with a topic that always tends to roll around this time of year: the Man Flu. I had been out and about when I heard someone ask an older gentleman how he was feeling and he responded, “Pretty good! But I do have the Man Flu right […]

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The Uninvolved Grandparent: Coping with the Disappointment

Parenting isn’t easy. An uninvolved grandparent adds to that difficulty. For over a decade, I’ve questioned my parenting. Even doubted my marriage. I have also doubted my own worth. Now, I have come to a place of acceptance. Being an uninvolved grandparent is a choice made by another that I cannot control.  Before I married […]

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Best Outdoor Toys for Winter

For Christmas this year, I want gifts that will inspire children to play outdoors more regularly. In this cold NH weather, it’s easy to fall into this routine of getting off the bus, warming up a cup of hot cocoa, and curling up to something on TV. I think I need to make a New […]

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Traditions: Christmas and Throughout the Year

Several times when I was little, my father hired a local, older gentleman (who had a real beard) to play Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. My dad would leave the toys outside and at the appointed time, Santa would appear and my parents would wake me. The piece de resistance?   My father was a hunter […]

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