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Mary Novaria
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Meow! It's #InternationalCatDay  !!!
The three white, plastic boxes were nestled into a larger brown, cardboard box labeled “office” with a black Sharpie and stacked among hundreds of other cartons in a moving van, along with more than two decades worth of furniture, household goods, and memories. Why, I wondered, was I moving the ashes of three dead cats halfway across the country? Riley, Mose and DaisyBelle left us one by one over a span of three years. I always thought we’d ga...
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It was just a casual conversation, and although I bristled when I heard the words, I didn’t say anything. I didn’t argue, I didn’t set her straight. I can’t even tell you why. But later, I couldn’t stop thinking about what my friend said. She asked for a favor. “You’re not working, so you probably have time to...” “Of course I’ll do it,” I said. Later I realized that, in my reticence, I’d let my friend believe she was right about me. I wondere...
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Anyone else freak out when you're trying to hit the road?
Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can’t get myself or the rest of my brood...
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Love, Legacy and Redemption -- Four Stories for Father's Day
Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art BY MARY NOVARIA June 17, 2016 Published by The Good Men Project My dad was a first generation
Irish-American who grew up playing stickball on the streets of New York. His
father, a laborer from County T...
Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art BY MARY NOVARIA June 17, 2016 Published by The Good Men Project My dad was a first generation Irish-American who grew up playing stickball on the streets of...
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Please share! And don't forget the sunscreen!
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When You Miss the Signs of Your Kid’s Anxiety
As seen on Parent.Co!  It began with the “sock problem.”  My daughter Ellie and I spent an
agonizing ten minutes every morning finding the perfect pair of socks for her tiny,
three-year-old feet. The nubby seam across the
toes bothered my daughter to the po...
As seen on Parent.Co! It began with the “sock problem.” My daughter Ellie and I spent an agonizing ten minutes every morning finding the perfect pair of socks for her tiny, three-year-old feet. The nubby seam a...
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One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to...
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When my daughter was in high school, she struck up a friendship with a girl on the East Coast—a friend...
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Why I'm Worried I'll Get Skin Cancer
As seen in the Huffington Post.   I
was careless with my skin as a teen and now I’m terrified of getting skin
cancer like my father. Even
though my fair, Irish skin would freckle and burn it didn’t stop me from trying
to achieve that golden glow featured in...
As seen in the Huffington Post. I was careless with my skin as a teen and now I’m terrified of getting skin cancer like my father. Even though my fair, Irish skin would freckle and burn it didn’t stop me from trying...
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Sometimes the most memorable gift a father can leave is living by example. Mary Novaria's dad and his appreciation for art is one such legacy.
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A Swan Song for an Expectant Mother
Featured in feminine . collective Photo credit: happymillerman via Compfight cc                                               I used to read my horoscope occasionally just for fun, but I
didn’t put much stock in it. In fact, I was skeptical of anything I co...
Featured in feminine.collective Photo credit: happymillerman via Compfight cc I used to read my horoscope occasionally just for fun, but I didn’t put much stock in it. In f...
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If you have--or know someone who has--an anxious child, please know you're not alone.

http://www.parent.co/when-you-miss-the-signs-of-anxiety/
It began with the “sock problem." My daughter Ellie and I spent an agonizing ten minutes every morning finding the perfect pair of socks for her tiny, three-year-old feet. The...
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Journalist, mom, wife, friend trying to maintain sanity, sense of humor and some semblance of grace. On my blog A Work in Progress, I write about family, friendship and everyday life. You can also find me on the Huffington Post  and follow me on Twitter
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    Journalism, 1977 - 1982
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Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art -
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Sometimes the most memorable gift a father can leave is living by example. Mary Novaria's dad and his appreciation for art is one such legac

We Lost Our Rings But Not Our Commitment
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Blog about family, friendship and life from a sandwich generation, baby boomer, mom, wife and writer... transplanted from Kansas to LA...

A Sitcom, Matchmaker, and Two Guys From the Air Force -
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It was just an ordinary night in America, with two men taking a chance at love.

Scrabble, we have a problem.
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Courtesy of Scrabble Digital Scrabble has become hardscrabble. What the Scrabble app dubs a “network error” has become a network TERROR for

Putting the People Ahead of Privilege
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My daughter just texted me that they were getting more snow in Lawrence, Kansas – along with photographic proof from the Dillon’s parking lo

Open letter from Dani Shapiro: “Dear Disillusioned Reader Who Contacted ...
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"I’m sorry that my life as outlined by Google did not line up in synchronicity with the narrative of my memoir"

'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our ...
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Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our

Making Sense of "Social"
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I’m going a little off topic today, but this is still in the category of observation. How did you learn about the Asiana crash in San Franci

When It Comes to Redheads, Color Me Smitten
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I've got paintings of redheads on my walls and seek out gifts and cards with photos and drawings of those luscious locks. So naturally, I to

Huff/Post50 - Life Begins at 50
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Read the best blogs and join the conversation on topics that matter most to baby boomers: health, retirement, love, sex, parenting and grand

How My Anxiety Nearly Ruined My Family Vacation
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Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can't get myself or the rest of my brood out of the house without a meltdown. And I'

What I Learned in the Move -- Mama Needs a Village, Too
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I had bruises the day after my first massage in L.A., the result of some heretofore unknown (by me, anyway) brand of stabbing, poking bodywo

My Enquiring Mind Needs to Know When to Shut Up
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It could be the reporter in me, trained to ask questions, or maybe I was born this way. Perhaps, as a child, I found the answer, "because I

Unfinished Business
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When I started this blog, I thought I might make it a decorating thing. Paint choices, pillows that I've sewn, crafts for every holiday. My

Caddyshack
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My brother, Terry, is a great golfer. So good in fact that he still competes and often wins tournaments. His interest started when he made t

Why Living Between Two Slices Of Bread Was What I Expected
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I was furious about all of it -- my mother's incapacity, my daughter's teenage angst -- and the fact that I couldn't fix any of it. I am the

Proud of My Daughter and Hopeful for Women
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My daughter voted yesterday for the very first time. I think I was more excited about it than Hannah was, although she took it very seriousl

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Beverly Hills
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A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning near Beverly Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occu