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What Are the Most Shocking Things about Adult Sons?

Wait. I’ve been a Mom almost 30 years? How did that happen? One moment my boys are sipping juice boxes. The next they’re playing Beer Pong in the basement.

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beach chair

When Did Beach Chairs Get So Complicated?

Alas, there’s a new test for flexibility in our later years. No, it’s not how well we touch our toes or pull a stretch band. It’s how low we can sit in a beach chair.

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Kindle

Why I Can’t Survive Without My Kindle

I try and stay away, but fail every time. It’s so easy to use, so lightweight and compact, so effortless. When I want something, I press a button and what I crave appears in seconds, like magic.

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Meals

Meals Are An Intergenerational Activity At Laurie’s House

Welcome to the Stone house, where everyone gets a turn at the culinary wheel. There are five of us living here. Thankfully, everyone takes a turn one night a week procuring dinner.

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spelling bee

The ‘Spelling Bee’ is Addicting, Fun & Torturous

Life is stressful. But there’s one thing my mom and I do that takes the edge off. The New York Times publishes a daily game called “The Spelling Bee.”

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housework

Housework As Therapy: It’s Small Things, Nicely Done

In these turbulent times, there’s one thing I do daily that keeps me on track and gives comfort. I turn to it, whether in the mood or not.

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