It’s never a good sign when you realize that you’re more than halfway through the school year, but you’ve somehow
Now that the kids are getting older, in addition to giving physical presents this past Christmas, I decided to also
Music has never meant as much to me as it did when I was 14. Even in my 20s when
I will admit to being stuck. Stuck in Christmas past, which — grief aside — has always been my “go
This past weekend I wrote my brother’s obituary. An obituary that he never would have wanted, but that we needed.
How do you capture the love you have for someone in words? Really convey what that person has meant to
Without fail, each time we spend more than a day in another place, I have the desire to move there.
When I first started this blog and was trying to figure out what I’d fill it with (still working on
by Karina Coombs Brother and sister act at last month’s FNL. (Photo by Parissa Khayami) [Reprinted from the original Carlisle Mosquito article found here.] If you are in middle school and looking for a fun Friday night, Carlisle’s hottest club is FNL. Located in the gym and exercise room at the Carlisle Public School (CPS), and sponsored by the Carlisle Youth Commission, this place has everything: dancing, a professional DJ, snacks and drinks, basketball, ping pong, games, monthly theme parties and more. First held in 1984, Friday Night Live, or FNL as it is known, is typically held the first Friday of each month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is open to Carlisle students in grades six through eight whether or not they attend CPS. Admission is $8 and snacks and drinks are available for purchase, with the proceeds from both directly supporting the program. Registration is required for FNL and can be done online through the Carlisle Recreation Department.
I stayed up as long as I could this morning, but in the end I made myself go to sleep
[NOTE: My kids and I started a summer writing challenge: using a word or general theme to create some piece
My newest feature article from the Carlisle Mosquito. The link is here, with full text below. Giving city kids a
My latest feature on a local entrepreneur can be found here. Full text below. Small business with big plans by
She knew it was an unfair question the moment she opened her mouth. But it snuck out, accidentally or on
Today’s zoo trip was to the Stone Zoo in Stoneham. The facility is managed by the same organization as Franklin
With one of the kids sick and school vacation coming to a close we decided to go to the Franklin
Our house elf lets his hair down with Christmas approaching.
~ Convos with my Two Year Old, Season 2, Episode 1 (as I chant, “please don’t jump the shark, please don’t jump the shark”…)
Recently my 5-year-old told me she no longer believed in flying reindeer. The conversation went something like this: E, “Reindeers
~ Episode 8
~ Episode 7, Convos with my 2 year old
~ Episode 6
This is the first July in many years that has truly felt like summer to me. Perhaps it’s because I’m
Boston Children’s Museum climbing structure