A Letter to a Mom

I just read a story about a woman who secretly delivered her baby in a bathroom stall at the Tucson International Airport. She left her baby boy on the changing table in the women’s room with a note that read,…

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Me and My Mop

Last Friday at 6 AM, I woke up to go to the gym. On my way out of the house, I discovered a new body of water running through the kitchen and dining room. A water line had broken. Oh…

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Princess

I’m pretty fancy, so when the new iPhone X came out, I got it. My giant, high-tech mobile device does everything. It uses facial recognition to unlock, which is amazing because my kids don’t have my face. It can make…

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Encore! Encore!

We took the kids to see The Lion King on Broadway. They were blown away. I was blown away just watching them be blown away. It was a major blowout for the entire family. But a week or so earlier…

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Tapping and Coding

On Saturday mornings, when normal people are still tucked in bed nursing their Friday happy hour headaches, millions of parents are schlepping their children around town to karate, piano, soccer, hockey, cooking, robotics, gymnastics, tennis, painting, mind reading, gardening, surfing,…

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1998, 2018, 2038

1998. I was a sophomore at Syracuse University. And if I had to guess what 19-year-old Nicole was doing on this very day, at this very time, exactly twenty years ago, here’s what I’d say. I was probably waking up…

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Sweater Weather

We are experiencing an extreme cold front in Miami this week. 60 degrees. Brrrrrr. So this morning I shoved my tank tops aside and opted for a warm, cozy, turtleneck sweater. After dropping Annie Bea off at her preschool and…

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Onions

Onions make Jason gag and dry heave and, if they’re crunchy enough, projectile vomit. It’s important to know these little details about your significant other so that when you have a fight, you never have to go to bed angry.…

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