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The perfect summer cocktail – 2012 edition

We’ve been drinking Gin Fizzes since last summer, but as our family vacation approached in July I felt some self-induced pressure to find a new signature cocktail.  My husband was perfectly happy with the Gin Fizz and saw no need … Continue reading

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Three Perfect Days: San Diego

When I was a loyal customer of United Airlines, back in the days before JetBlue, I would settle into my seat and immediately open the inflight magazine to the Three Perfect Days feature.  In those days I hadn’t traveled much, … Continue reading

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The fun parent

I don’t usually make a habit of comparing our parenting styles.  Although I sometimes think my husband could be a little less growly. Or go to the park on Saturday morning with the kids without first making them clean their … Continue reading

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3 things I learned from too many college tours

All of my children were on spring break last week. Now, if your child is a high school junior, as is my oldest, there is only one thing to do on spring break: visit as many colleges as you can. … Continue reading

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The twelve days…and a recipe

I think I may have been a little too relaxed about Christmas this year. Mid-way through present opening on Christmas morning, I realized that I’d failed to wrap and place under the tree my favorite and most personal gift for … Continue reading

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Tourist in my own backyard

We live in a part of the country that’s culture-rich and surrounded by great natural beauty. And yet with the activity and commitments of daily life — work, school, soccer games, softball practice, errands, play dates, etc. — we rarely … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2011 edition

We’ve been on vacation this week in Palm Springs where the daytime temperature has been over 110° each day.  In our family, vacations call for adult beverages. A desert vacation calls for an icy adult beverage. When we were first … Continue reading

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