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Caroline Poser
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Business and technology writer and author
Business and technology writer and author

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Traditions evolve as families evolve, and this is why we must create – and honor – new customs.

I had always wondered what Brenda Lee meant by the “New Old-Fashioned Way” in her holiday classic song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”! I had a chance to figure it out when I was indirectly accused of not honoring traditions. I do, indeed, honor…
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How many times had I wished I could run away—from the whining, arguing, refusal to eat dinner, and sass and disrespect along with my subsequent redirecting, reminding, and sanctioning. And laundry, cooking, and responsibility. From everything.   If I…
My escape | Coffee Talk ☕ for Moms
My escape | Coffee Talk ☕ for Moms
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To me, the most meaningful Christmas ornaments are handmade.

Amongst the many boxes of Christmas decorations that we unearth every year is a small bin of delicate keepsakes. Each precious treasure is wrapped individually in tissue paper nestled within its own box, many labeled with my mom’s or grandma’s…
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This is about the day my oldest saw things from my perspective, which is an essential step in developing empathy — or in other words, not becoming an entitled, self-absorbed tween. “But Mah-am! They’re not listening to me!” My oldest wailed. His younger…
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You are not absent-minded or forgetful -- you simply have way more stuff to think about and do. You have mommy brain. You are not alone.

When my kids were babies, I left a pan of bottles boiling on the stove and didn’t remember it until mere moments before all the water had boiled off and the bottles began sticking to the pan. I wondered, “What is wrong with me!?” “When did I become so…
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My teens have jobs. Here’s why. The gap between their needs and wants is widening. For example, it is no longer enough to buy them “sneakers.” They need to have Nike Air this-or-that and adidas Prime Knit something-or-other. And they wear man sizes (one…
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I stink at housework. All my cleaning happens because I’ve either reached the point of disgust (our shower last week) or I’m having company (which hasn’t happened in a while). The only things I do regularly are dishes, laundry, and toilets. Sometimes I…
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Here's why it's important that I work from home.

Working at home is a luxury, a necessity, and sometimes a pain in the really frustrating. You can read all about it here. This is a little story about necessity. My son needed to see a specialist yesterday after hurting his knee at hockey a few days ago.…
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I’ll start this post with the most pressing question: why? Then I’ll cover how, and somewhere in between I’ll address who, what, where, and when. Why do I haffta write a thank you note? First of all, the big why: why do you haffta write a thank you note?…
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“It’s just a cup.” “Well, actually, it’s a souvenir cup. Can you let him go back up to get it, please?” I asked the usher who was blocking my son’s passage to the balcony seats at the TD Garden after the Celtics game. I had sprung for loge seats but he…
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