I let my high school girls roam around NYC today on their own, which makes us either really awesome parents or totally insane. The jury’s still out until they’re older and tell us one way or the other. I’m leaning toward awesome. Here’s why: This was the first year in many that we didn’t spend … Continue reading Margolin Teens Take On NYC
We hit the road in June for our annual camping trip with little planning and knowledge of what was ahead. I'm pretty much a national park junkie, and as far as they go, this one should definitely be on your bucket list. And then, check ✅, you're good. We loved it, and it's a really … Continue reading South Dakota Adventure
How was your summer is such basic, benign question. This time for us, though, it's loaded. How was my summer? Well, it was life. It had some major highs and absolute lows. And since this blog is as much a journal of mine as a healthy living blog, I'm recording it here for posterity. No matter … Continue reading This summer 2019 was life
Have you ever had to borrow a flame from a neighbor on Yom Tov because yours has gone out? You carry your candle to a house nearby, hoping someone is there to offer you theirs. And then you walk back home, slowly and carefully with your hand cupped around a tiny flame, so that—in spite … Continue reading Here’s what I believe.
Napoleon Dynamite is making its rounds on a second generation, and Napoleon fever hit our house 'real bad.' Since our kids saw the movie in July (and another dozen times since then), they've spouted out random lines pretty much nonstop. There was no question that Purim was going to be all about Napoleon. Shalach Manot … Continue reading Napoleon Dynamite Purim
I owe JK Rowling a thank you note. My youngest son is staying up too late these days, devouring the fourth Harry Potter book on his own. He's joined the legions of children worldwide, who tackle the over 900-page book with an insatiable desire to reach its end. In our family, he's the fourth to … Continue reading How Our Kids Learned to Read
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