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The soursop might just be the best tasting fruit we’ve ever had–super sweet, amazing texture…but apparently the leaves when made into a tea are a real miracle. At least this is what they say in Antigua, where we just learned about them. Apparently they just boil the leaves in water and make a tea, and […]


xmas tree

Christmas makes people do some crazy sh*t. Mostly women – because, for some reason, the bulk of the gift buying, gift wrapping, gift sending, party planning, holiday card creating/sending, menu planning, calendar management, wardrobe procuring, costume sewing and relative-pleasing is done by the woman of the family. And so it’s no wonder that I walked […]


xmas

December 1:   The Holiday Season Begins.….and it goes surprisingly smoothly. We recently moved across the country so we were a little unsure of how this would go:  we have no family, no social group, and we’re not involved in anything. Which sounds really sad but actually no family no friends no activities equals nothing on […]


xmas tree

For my husband Mike, there is direct correlation between his success and the size of our Christmas tree. In the early years of our marriage we had small salaries and small apartments and he always lobbied for not getting a tree.   And I was like “What’s WRONG with you? You don’t NOT get a […]


studying

Momfilter has gotten a handful of emails about the emphasis that schools place on standardized state tests, namely the math tests that start in 3rd grade in some states. The question to Dr. Maksik is how we as parents help our kids—and therefore ourselves—deal with this stress that many kids feel leading up to these […]


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