Category Archives: Tory

InStyle Magazine’s Summer Social, A Can’t Miss for Me

Tomorrow evening I am attending an event I’ve been looking forward to for weeks: InStyle magazine‘s Summer Social, organized by Single Edition Media. InStyle is, hand’s down, my favorite beauty and fashion magazine. Over the years, I’ve shared many articles and products with you … Continue reading

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How Many Snedens Does It Take to Hang a Mirror?

From the beginning the mirror was a challenge: It was difficult to find a mirror that measured 3′ x 4′. And once we did find one the sales staff was flummoxed as to how to wrap the mirror so we could safely transport … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! How to Survive and Thrive During the Summer Softball Season

It’s time for travel softball, those 8 or so (depending on where you live) sunny (you hope) weeks of rushed meals (and few to no sit-down family dinners) before you and your darling daughter (DD) head out for the softball fields near and … Continue reading

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Cool, Hip & Happening: Emoticons in Text Messages

Emoticons are little pictographs that you can insert into a text message to help describe how you’re feeling or to convey a message with more feeling than by using just words. My girlfriend Peggy started using emoticons in  text messages to me in … Continue reading

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It’s September: A College Sophomore. A New Apartment Dweller. And Me.

Both of my young adult children were home all summer. I loved walking into the house and hearing conversations. Laughter. And the feeling of having a “full” house.  Even though both Max and Tory are on the move between jobs, … Continue reading

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Softball: Have Fun, Play Safer and a Giveaway!

I am a long-time softball Mom. My daughter Tory pitched for many, many years. I was her loyal sidekick: packing, prepping, feeding, driving, supporting, worrying, celebrating and sometimes consoling my softball warrior. I wouldn’t trade those years on the road … Continue reading

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My College Student: Drug Interactions and Worry

Sometimes things happen to our family that seem a little, um, out of the ordinary, but ultimately amusing. I’ve almost gotten used to those times, which must say something about me and my sense of humor. And those are mostly … Continue reading

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Surprise! Visit from My College Freshman

My daughter Tory drove home from college for a visit. Well, sort of. She said she came home to do her laundry – 3 little piles of it. She emptied her laundry bag on the basement floor, quickly separated lights … Continue reading

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Off to College: Tory Style

Our daughter Tory is officially a college Freshman; my husband Mike and I helped her move into her dorm room at Rutgers University on Saturday afternoon and she begins classes today. Another milestone, in her life and ours, was packing … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Admirer: Exciting! Fun!

I returned home this afternoon and found a beautiful bouquet of flowers sitting on our front porch. A professionally arranged bouquet of lilies, roses, orchids, and Gerber daisies. As I walked up the steps I saw a small white stuffed … Continue reading

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