The Mummy

April 15, 2013
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Slowly and deliberately, it approaches… When Benson was born, he came out, the nurse lifted him up and his entire body stiffened prompting the nurse to exclaim “Whoa, he is strong!” Ever since then, he has been in forward motion. Everything is fast with Ben; running, climbing, learning stuff. He is quick to get frustrated […]

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So I Worked for an Axe Murderer

March 12, 2013
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By now, you all know that I am an avid movie fan. One of my all time favorites is “Parenthood”. Now that I am “very heavy” into building my own family, this movie calls to me even more. Funny, poignant moments from the film hit much closer to home. The movie is fantastic in that […]

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Contagion

February 15, 2013
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Dateline – January 6, 2013 As we come into the new year, things begin settling down at the Perry household. The stress of the holidays are over,  Amelie is now 6 months and Benson is 2. The sleeping is decent…we all seem to be getting more. Benson is communicating much better as his vocabulary has to be […]

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Paczki Day

February 12, 2013
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(Pronounced Punch-Key) Here in Detroit, we have many traditions not found elsewhere throughout the country. We are privy to a large, diverse collection of  various ethnicities and they all bring unique cultural influences to the entire metro area. If you look at a map of Detroit, you will notice that there is a city that is completely surrounded […]

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Spotlight Product Review – Fisher-Price Cradle ‘N Swing

February 1, 2013
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We’ve had two kids now and based on this experience, one of the main things I would tell any new parent is to invest in a swing.  The swing is king!  Both of our kids have spent many happy hours lounging, playing and sleeping in their indoor (and outdoor) swings.  It gives them a safe […]

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Signs

January 29, 2013
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I start with a blank slate. Looking inside my mind for some thread of inspiration, a whisper of some memory to become the spark that will ignite the idea into a full-fledged blog post. As a student who hated English classes and writing, I find it surprising that I enjoy this so much. I recall a teacher from way back […]

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The Little Girl in the Yellow Dress

December 25, 2012
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When I was young, Christmas went like this. My brother and two sisters would wake up at the crack of dawn..usually 4:30-5ish for us and we would then wake up my folks. None of us were allowed down the stairs until my parents had performed their yearly rituals. My father would get the fire going and […]

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Christmas Coffee Cake

December 23, 2012
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After the carnage of opening our stocking stuffers every Christmas morning and before we started in on the presents under the tree, we would pause a bit for nourishment. That meal was always highlighted by my mother’s coffee cake. Perhaps this is where my crazy love of pastries began. Strewn with cinnamon and walnuts, served warm […]

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Spotlight Product Review – Rao’s Marinara sauce

December 21, 2012
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On the corner of 114th Street & Pleasant Avenue in Harlem N.Y. is a tiny little Italian restaurant called Rao’s. They are only open Monday through Friday. They are only open for dinner. They only have 10 tables. They only seat those tables once a night. Because of this, reservations are taken a year in […]

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Never Let Me Go

December 11, 2012
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I am really pissed at myself. This parenting thing can sometimes be really tough and I keep beating myself up for leaving the instruction manual back at the hospital when Benson AND Amelie were born. I could really use it these days. The latest challenge I am facing is number 806 on the list of […]

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