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How to Throw a Mediocre BDay Party

How to Throw a Mediocre Birthday Party

I pride myself on being a mediocre parent. Maybe it’s my age. I had my daughter when I was of advanced maternal age. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a grumpy old Gen X mom, while most of my daughter’s parents are sunny Millennials. Whatever. Back to mediocrity: I’ve been winning in this role since […]

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Red, White, and Blue - Fresh Fruit Push Pops

Red, White, and Blue – Homemade Fresh Fruit Push Pops

One of the simplest and most nostalgic traditions of summer is the classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. While we are reminded daily of the divisiveness in our nation, most of us can come together and agree that the sweet refreshing Bomb Pop brings us back to a simpler time. Never underestimate the power of […]

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How to Throw a Royal Wedding Watch Party

How to Throw a Royal Wedding Watch Party (Without Waking Up the kids!)

Prince Harry is getting married and we’re invited! The Royal ginger will marry his California girl on Saturday, May 19th. I’ve been a Royal wedding fanatic since 1981 when I convinced my parents to wake me up in the pre-dawn hours to see Diana step out of her carriage and marry Prince Charles. If you’re willing to get up early, […]

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Birthday Traditions: Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Child

I am all about traditions. Maybe this stems from my Catholic upbringing, but I love all kinds of traditions with my family. Bagels while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, muffins on Christmas morning, eating pigs in a blanket while watching the Westminster dog show. All of these have been so fun to develop, first […]

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