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Wisdom Workout: The Christmas Dreads

   Who is to blame for turning a religious holiday into the most devious plot to give 99% of the children in our nation the yearly experience of extraordinarily inflated expectations? You don’t know what I am talking about? Christmas was a magical time when you were showered with...

Mothering Heights: The Hanukkah Bunny

“Did you hear that?” I asked my girls as they ate dinosaur chicken nuggets and juice boxes for dinner. Their little faces dropped. “What was it?” “I heard something upstairs, maybe in your bedroom.” Their eyes widened as they searched my face to see whether they should be happy...

Unmasking a Toy Icon

Editor, I am broken hearted after reading Eric Jessen’s letter of Feb. 18 exposing Ken and Barbie as being brother and sister (“Putting Ken and Barbie in Perspective”). When I think of all their dates, their engagement, their lavish wedding where every doll and stuffed...