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The Day My Computer Died

This weekend my computer died. Or, more accurately, the computer used by my husband and kids died. I have my own, which I do not allow anyone to touch for reasons that will become...

Spa Day as Child's Play?

I might be the only one, but I haven't taken my daughter to the spa. And I don't plan to. This notion I realize is passé. Mother/daughter duos have become a common scene in nail...

Miracle on Barista Street

Something horrid, repugnant, inexcusable happened in the weeks leading up to summer break. And I had to take drastic and immediate action. My 3rd grader exhibited a consistently bad attitude, my 1st grader simply refused...

Playset Season

It's that time of year again or maybe it was that time of year as soon as the thermometer hit 60. Either way, jungle gym companies are glad to see the return of warm...

Food Rules

School might be out for the summer, but new school food policy is taking shape now for September. Earlier this week legislation to declare a "Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week" was unanimously approved...

Marmaduke & Ke$ha: 2gether 4ever

Marmaduke the movie opens in theaters today, and as the previews flooded the airways, I noticed "Tik Tok", Ke$ha's hit song, was playing on the sound track. And it struck me. I'm not quite...

The State of Mothers

American women are actually safer giving birth in Bosnia than in this country. According to a report issued by Save the Children last week. The State of the World's Mothers 2010, issued in commemoration with...

Spring is in the Air and at the Park

We were granted a glimpse of spring, taunted by a glimmer of hope and then flung back into the dark days of floods and near freezing temperatures. But all that's about to change-- in...

Winter Break Family Getaway: Great Wolf Lodge

Looking for a last minute family getaway during winter break this week? A short drive from Baristaville through the Delaware Water Gap and into the Pocono Mountains sits a small patch of paradise--Great Wolf...