Sunday Brunch

November 13, 2014 · 8 comments

Back when the kids were small enough to need a morning nap, we used to invite friends over for Sunday brunch every so often. These casual gatherings made our baby-driven captivity pleasurable and allowed us to feel adult by entertaining in a relaxed, unfussy manner. But now that no one has a great excuse for napping half the day away, we are usually out and about early. [click to continue…]

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When I think back on the gifts that stand out, it’s always the intangibles – an in-home Indian cooking lesson, a weekend at a B&B, a sweat session with a personal trainer. The experiences may be short-lived, but the benefits linger. While many of these stand-out gifts revolve around food and travel, the latest was all about home – and being happy in it. [click to continue…]

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Every autumn, there are a few things that happen without fail. Columbus Day, for one…which means no school…which means a long car ride deep into the suburbs of Maryland for an apple picking trip. We get very excited right off the bat. We “test” an apple or two. I warn the kids to take it easy, don’t eat too many. We reach for the fruit on the tallest branches, working together resembling a wobbly pyramid of cheerleaders. [click to continue…]

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