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Mixed Greens & Pumpkin Seed Salad

Mixed Greens & Pumpkin Seed Salad

Why throw together another ordinary lettuce-and-tomato side salad when you can make a meal-worthy, mixed-greens masterpiece? Fresh baby spinach leaves, kale, avocado and artichoke hearts are just a few of the plant powerhouses tucked into this bowl. ...
A boy and his Beba

A boy and his Beba

Everyone pities the poor middle child, but I’ve got to say: My 7-year-old daughter Rebecca has it pretty good. She’s got a big brother to teach her how to hit a fastball and a little brother who follows her around like a worshipful puppy. ...
I’m Not Even at the Start Line

I’m Not Even at the Start Line

On September 30th, I sat in the hotel restaurant with my grandpa, mom, aunt and cousin recapping the events of the day. They asked me how I felt and if I needed anything to drink (I had just completed my first half Ironman). I wondered how they had e ...
Pacifier Wars

Pacifier Wars

My almost 2-year-old isn’t talking, so we had a well-meaning lady from some large governmental agency check him out, to make sure everything was OK. After conducting a long and not-toddler-friendly array of tests, she said he probably wouldn ...
The Joys of the Toy Store

The Joys of the Toy Store

Last weekend, we had three toddlers to shop for. So my boyfriend and I headed off to the toy store. And somehow spent an hour and a half there… presumably lost in the waning glow of our youth. ...
Confessions of a Mama’s Boy

Confessions of a Mama’s Boy

Hi, my name is Andrew and I am a mama’s boy. Although I am a 22-year-old college graduate and work full time, I must confess the following: My mom makes my bed, makes me dinner, does my laundry, packs my lunch–and I live with her rent-fre ...