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Vanessa Boz sent us this post from her blog, and we loved her message. If you’d like to share with us something that moves you, be in touch: info@momfilter.com In the midst of all the clouds that covered the earth last week, we lost Leonard Cohen. One of his songs,  The Partisan, got me thinking …the […]


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These days, every time I sit down in our upstairs hallway after dinner I have the same thought. Is this the last time I’m going to watch A Show? “A Show:” This is what Esme, 9, and Eliza, 7,  call what they’ve been periodically performing for us during the small window of time between dinner clean-up and […]



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A few months ago, nearing the summit of 45 years old, my ovaries were removed to a soundtrack of “Night Fever” and “Beast of Burden.” I had actually said goodbye to them four and a half years earlier, waiting for the ice pack to numb the spot where I’d get a shot that I affectionately […]


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Are you overwhelmed? If you answered no,  I’d like your number so I can call you in the middle of the night when I can’t find a pen in my dark bathroom where I need to write down all the to-do list items that have reproduced in my head like a family of baby bunnies.  […]


Make Work Trips a Little Easier

It’s hard when one spouse goes on a work trip. It’s hard for the spouse traveling (read: homesickness) and it’s arguably harder for the spouse who stays home (read: 24-hour rockstar solo parent time). I travel for work reasons pretty regularly, and yet – somehow – I am still pretty terrible at prepping for trips. […]


Paris (75 of 78)

Backwards, forwards, upwards, and onwards. This has been the way I’ve been living my life for over a year now and I can’t turn back, nor do I want to. The last few weeks have been a daze of both international and domestic travel complete with trains, planes, and automobiles. As I sit and write […]



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Going out together with a group of friends felt weird the first time I did it. Most of my friends, if not all, are married or in committed relationships. To those who were meeting me for the first time and had no idea of my past, I was, on the surface, simply just another single […]


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We’ve waxed on before about our love for the English grocery chain Waitrose…but on a recent trip, I noticed their priority parking for parents with kids, and fell even more in love with them. The best parking spots, devoted to families. I think Ikea does this too. Any other big companies you know of that […]


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To clarify, I want to say one thing: although the situation I’m in has definitely changed my life in more ways than one, it is what it is.  My being a widow is a part of what I am, but it’s not who I am. I am a mother, a daughter, a sister. I am […]


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