Monthly Archives: May 2012

Trooppaws: a sweet puppy

This is a guest post by Marlene Sapoff of Trooppaws: “Six years ago I read an article in the New York Times about a woman who was baking cookies for the troops. It really touched me and I thought I … Continue reading

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Kids Need Camp

I vividly remember making the decision to go to overnight camp when I was 7 years old.  My Mom told me my best friend was going and asked if I wanted to go, too.  I said, “yes,” without hesitation. At … Continue reading

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Temporarily Single Mom

This is the full text of the edited article that was published by Redbook Magazine. When I married Horatio, a naval officer, 16 years ago, I never envisioned myself becoming a single mom. But, here I am, parenting solo, the … Continue reading

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Student Savings

Guest Post When I first opened my savings account, it was right before I was about to start college. There was a booth at orientation for the bank down the road from my school. They were offering incentives to open … Continue reading

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Sneak Peeq

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The Concept of Time

Four year olds don’t really have the greatest concept of time.  That’s why we made a paper chain to count down the days to Horatio’s return. The boys and I cut the construction paper and then taped the links, one … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I studied Mandarin for about a year before we moved to Beijing in 2006.  I learned enough of the language to feel confident enough to jump in, feet first, upon arrival.  It was sink or swim.  I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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