Stay-at-Home Mom

I was a young stay-at-home mom with a 9 month-old baby boy when we moved to the city in the late 1970s  –  a perfect confluence of time,  place and circumstance! In those early years Noah and I spent lots of time in the Carl Schurz Park playground,  the Central Park zoo and the library,  and making the rounds of birthday parties and play dates and a myriad of children’s activities at the museums and elsewhere around the city. And as every parent knows,  seeing the world...

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Sister – for Laurie in loving memory

It is with a broken heart I write that my sister Laurie died in Rockville on July 22 at age 61 after a long battle with MS. Laurie spent the last years of her life at Potomac Valley Nursing Center,  and for their compassionate care,  that of the wonderful JSSA hospice team,  and many others in Maryland who gave our family comfort and support,  I will be ever grateful.   Mr Rogers told us in times of tragedy to look for the helpers,  and we found them. But although Laurie’s death was...

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