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MarinIJ 4-23-13 Mothers DayTHUMBPerfect Way to Honor a Mother, Her Memory

April 23, 2013
Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of my mother’s death. She succumbed to breast cancer in 1979 leaving behind my father and 4 children ages 4 through 11.  Each year I buy a bouquet of flowers in her honor, look at […]


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SMMC May 2013 On the Go THUMB

It’s Not You, It’s Me

May 2013
Nervous. Definitely nervous. But about what? Wasn’t this what J and I had been hoping for? A dramatic move across the country, out of the busy city to a picturesque town by the Bay.  After over two decades of living in Manhattan we had both grown tired of the sharp  […]


SMMC JulyAugust 2013 OutdoorsmallHiking the Dipsea & Finding Home

July/August 2013
When my friend, Lucy, told me about the 600 plus stairs at the beginning of the Dipsea Trail, I politely listened and nodded my head. I couldn’t imagine wanting to climb that many stairs for any reason […]


SMMC October 2013 WellBeingsmall2Are You Ready?

October 2013
I hadn’t really thought about what to do in case of a disaster before September 11, 2001. On that bright and beautiful Tuesday morning, I was in my studio apartment in downtown Manhattan getting ready to leave for work. I had recently graduated from […]


Through Thick & Thin

December 2013/January 2014
My doctor called on a Saturday afternoon in June, just as we were preparing to leave for my son’s t-ball game, to give me the news, “I want you to know that you will recover from this,” she stressed. “You are lucky. We caught it early but you will […]


Toddler Bed Needs Good Home

March 2014
One of the most highly anticipated events in the Fawson household took place last month. Finally, our two children, ages five and seven, moved from their shared bedroom into their own rooms with real big-kid furniture. To say that the kids were excited about […]


Like Mother, Like Daughter

October 2014
Whenever my five-year-old daughter and I are together someone inevitably remarks on how similar we look. “She could be your twin!” they gush, smiling. People have been saying this about us since she was born and since that day I have been quick to point out out […]

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