Archive - 2018

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Should My Tween Have a Cell Phone? Ask Delaney Ruston, MD.
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A Dietary Cleanse: And You Can Have Your Chocolate, Too
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Happy New Year 2018: a Resolution Revolution

Should My Tween Have a Cell Phone? Ask Delaney Ruston, MD.

  My son wants a smartphone in the worst way.  And no wonder.  His best friend received one for his thirteenth birthday.  He gets asked frequently by his 7th-grade peers why he doesn’t have a cell phone, so the pressure is real.  Topping his list of reasons he should have one?  So he doesn’t have to borrow someone else’s to call for a ride home.  He feels embarrassed. It’s never easy in middle school, on the cusp of or in the throes of puberty, trying to navigate your place in the crowd.  Especially when your status in that crowd is…

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A Dietary Cleanse: And You Can Have Your Chocolate, Too

  I do not enjoy drinks that are green (my suggestion for the sequel to Green Eggs and Ham).  I avoid the green smoothie at juice bars and bypass the same in the refrigerated section at the grocery store, reaching for something in a more pleasing pink or purple hue (grape kombucha, please).  There is an exception, however:  the shamrock shake.  I will make just one pilgrimage a year to the golden arches in order to sit in a frustratingly (and concerningly) long drive-through in order to sip on that miracle concoction of milkshake and mint.  Plus, this tradition harkens…

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Happy New Year 2018: a Resolution Revolution

  It’s a new year, a new calendar, a new start.  I love a new calendar, it’s like a clean slate.  No creases or dog-ears, no chicken-scratches lined through and rewritten in another box.  No mayhem.  Just an open book full of possibility and promise. Before I write in all the appointments, extracurriculars and school inservices, I page through my calendar and enjoy the work my husband has gone to to create each month’s snapshot and how I want my family’s year to be filled with the same joy his art brings to each of the calendar’s 12 months.  I…

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