Labor Day Escape – Mother Bird Relaxes

Labor Day Escape – Mother Bird Relaxes

Enkhuizen by | Sep 10, 2015 | biking, brunches, dessert, Gurney's Inn, hiking, holidays, kayaking, Labor Day, Lake Mohonk, massage, moisturizer, mountain resorts, rain, spas, summer, sun, swimming, traffic, travel tips, umbrellas

  view from our room   Like last summer, Henry and I remained in our mostly-empty nest until Labor Day weekend.  Unlike last summer, we opted for Mohonk Mountain House and choosing to spend our long weekend at a lake and mountain retreat instead of the ocean and beach...

Nest Getaway

buy modafinil uk amazon by | Aug 27, 2014 | air travel, autism, empty nest, family vacations, Gurney's Inn, Israel, Labor Day, massage, Montauk, national anthem, Pace University, romantic getaways, traffic, Vassar

    Could my husband Henry, our family tour guide and travel agent, plan one more exotic summer vacation for our WHOLE nuclear family? Not this year.  (See “Ottoman Odyssey,” 9/6/13 for last August’s adventure).           For one thing, it was impossible to predict...

Nest Shifts

by | Jun 13, 2014 | air conditioning, autism, college graduates, construction, elevators, emissions, family, landlords, love nest, Neil Simon, Norwich Terriers, Second Avenue, subways, tenants, traffic, young adults

     The way our family lives now has completely changed from ten years ago—but not necessarily for the better.  Ever since New York City started work on a subway for Second Avenue—where unfortunately our nest is located—our quality of life has gone downhill.  Even...

Waiting for Everything

     From the moment we’re born, doesn’t it seem like we spend an eternity waiting?   First, we’re crying for a diaper change or breast milk, and waiting for the good enough Mommy.  Then, gradually, we acquire language and with it the responsibility of learning...

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