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High-kicking dancers, waterfalls, broken arms, “Fif15teen” by Nik Davies, water-skiing, street beaches, new websites and ice-cream trucks — What do these all have in common? They were all a part of my very busy week. The week started with a much-needed night away from the kids with the Grinch at my parents lake house Monday […]

Note: Last Fall I met with Great Barrington, Mass., artist Marilyn Kalish to talk about her series-in-progress, ‘Paris,’ for an article I was writing for a local publication. The series was born in Kalish’s mind after finding and re-reading her childhood journals which revealed her thoughts and emotions about a long-forgotten trip to Paris. Upon […]

Note: This is the second post in an ongoing monthly series that recognizes those moms who epitomize what I think it means to be a Renaissance Mom. * I first met Gina Hyams when I was working for The Advocate in Berkshire County, and she was heading up PR for the area’s Berkshire Theatre Festival. […]

“I’d do it again you know? Us, you, me the kids, all of it. I’d do it again. I’d choose you every time.” ~ Steve Carrell as Phil Foster in “Date Night” Saturday night The Grinch and I escaped our parental responsibilities for a few hours and embarked on an all-too-infrequent, and much-needed parenting adventure — DATE […]

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