Month: May 2019

Nosy Parenting Experts and Shoe less Toddlers: Adventures at the Thrift Store

I don’t usually think of myself as a jerk. In fact, I think I’m too nice most of the time. I give strangers the benefit of the doubt too often. Someone cuts in line at the grocery store, why say something? They must really need that frozen burrito. But in the last few months, I’ve caused several people to accuse me of being an asshole in fairly benign settings (like at the library’s return desk). And now I can add the thrift store to that list.

Growing Up Italian-American- Little Christmas

Blog | Kathy Growing Up Italian-American- Little Christmas When my grandmother, the matriarch of our Italian-American clan, died, I inherited the music box we all called Dancing Santa. It was a beloved Little Christmas gift—an Epiphany gift—from several years earlier, from when I was probably ten. We were shopping at the after Christmas sales my …

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