Tag Archives: children

We’re the Old People Now

When we moved from the city to the suburbs many years ago, our children were toddlers and we were young. Our neighbors were the old people – empty nesters, retirees, grandparents – who had lived in the same home for … Continue reading

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Time to Relive the Favorites of Summer

This article first appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, July 5. When we were kids, summertime meant: “Go outside and play.” Hopping on our three-speed Schwinn bikes gave us freedom. There was no need for helmets, no stranger danger. … Continue reading

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Teach Your Parents Well

When our children were young, we introduced them to the pleasures of our childhoods — from reading Goodnight Moon to riding a two-wheeler. We relished the chance to play with them and expand their horizons, but our horizons were limited to … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Yays and Boos

Hanukkah begins on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16 – and this year, it’s where it should be on the calendar, a whole three weeks after Thanksgiving and a little bit before Christmas. Everyone remembers last year’s Thanksgivukkah debacle. That got us … Continue reading

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Mom 2.0

We love being moms. We loved it when our kids were little. We loved feeding them – broiling a lamb chop just for them, putting a dollar under their pillow from the tooth fairy, documenting their first steps, school concerts … Continue reading

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Hosting Brings a Host of Issues

We’re in the midst of the fall holiday season, the time of year when we’re stashing away the plastic skeleton that was taped to our light post and trying to avoid the glittery Santa Land display at Target. We’re focused … Continue reading

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Baby Love

 At the end of October, the world’s population hit 7 billion. Countries around the world celebrated this milestone with lavish ceremonies for their newborn infants. For us it meant that when we turned on our TVs or read the newspaper … Continue reading

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