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Jodi Schwartz
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Hey kids, For posterity, I wanted to mark this time in our lives as the time when I was unemployed.  Today is the end of week two. We adopted a puppy when we got back from the beach (Shayna!) and having that sweet girl home with me while I figure out my nex...
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Sweet Sixteen!
Dear Avery, Two weeks ago you turned ten.  Each set of grandparents bought you a pair of really cool sneakers for your birthday.  Yesterday I bought you ANOTHER pair of sneakers.  These ones are rose gold glitter.  That brings your shoe collection for your ...
Sweet Sixteen!
Sweet Sixteen!
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A better world - Avery turns Double Digits!
Dear Avery, Today you are ten years old!  However you have been telling everyone for awhile that you are ten, so I wonder today if you will start telling people that you are eleven. All in The theme of the past year for you is definitely friendship and both...
A better world - Avery turns Double Digits!
A better world - Avery turns Double Digits!
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In my image, in the image of my love
Dear Avery, Recently you asked me if I have a favorite kid.  I honestly thought about it instead of giving you the standard parent answer of loving you both with all my heart (which I do!).  What I said to you after having thought about it for a while is th...
In my image, in the image of my love
In my image, in the image of my love
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Baby Alex, all five foot ten and a half inches of him!
Dear Alex, Soooo big! I find myself saying "Baby Alex" out loud and in my head a lot more often lately.  I think it is because I am in mourning that there is no bit of baby left as you turn 14.  14!  Your voice is deeper than all other men in our family inc...
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Youer than you
Dear Alex You are 13, almost 14. This evening you almost broke things in your room and were having a teenager tantrum while doing homework. When I came up to investigate, you were nearly in tears because you couldn’t get a background track to exactly line u...
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The Happiness Experiment
Dear Avery, Growing up is hard.  I think particularly for a girl in our Western society that it is even more difficult.  Girls are mean to each other.  Emotions run strong.  And even at the young age of nine (almost ten!), you are exposed to nastiness in pe...
The Happiness Experiment
The Happiness Experiment
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The busy season
Dear Kids, I know I should love basketball.  Because you and your dad, you all love basketball.  And I do love watching you play, I do!  But I have to say that March cannot come quickly enough.  With two rec teams and two travel teams and your dad coaching ...
The busy season
The busy season
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Harmless addiction?
Have an easy fast.  How many times over the years have I said this to family, friends and community on the eve of Yom Kippur?  I remember my first fast.  I became a bat mitzvah and there was this rite of passage the following Yom Kippur.  I didn't sit throu...
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I also still wear a pair of shorts that I purchased from the boys department of Howlands in 1986
The "fifth" member of any of my family vacations turned 26 this week (that's 78 in hat years!) This occurred while we were away at the beach on a family vacation. As evidenced by the photos (only selfies of course since I am the only one who ever thinks to ...
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