she be old

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Today is the old girl's birthday - 78 years young. While her physical age is quickly reaching the danger zone, Marge remains one of the most young at heart humans on this earth. Need an example? Last week, while everyone was watching a very tense ...read more »

a winning season

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  What defines success? It's an interesting question, one which I'm guessing people will answer in many different ways. For some, success lies in winning the gold medal and coming out on top. It's being chosen for the job or receiving ...read more »

oh yes, we are.

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Last week, Bisousweet hosted a cookie decorating event for the Acton Boxborough United Way. 45 people attended the event and had the chance to taste what it's like working in a bakery. The event was so much fun and the feedback was so positive, I ...read more »

be a good cookie

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This evening, Bisousweet is hosting our first ever 'be a good cookie' cookie class for the Acton Boxborough United Way. We're going to eat a little, talk a lot, and practice our cookie decorating skills. I have figured out the important stuff: what ...read more »

Graduation #2

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Oh, my aching heart. On this early morning of my middle son's graduation from high school, I am struck by the fact that my thoughts and emotions are in a very different place than those who will, in a few hours, dress themselves in their caps & ...read more »

Wegmans

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  We moved a lot when I was growing up. Once upon a time, I lived in West Hartford, CT. When I was in 8th grade, my father received a job offer near Rochester, NY. We moved to a small suburb called Pittsford and lived there for three and a ...read more »

Happy Motherly Day

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The older I get, the more I can't help but notice how difficult some of our annual celebrations can be. Although these days are earmarked as special days honoring something specific, they inevitably end up feeling exclusive. Holidays like Mother's ...read more »

Be a Good Cookie

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Fun random fact #141 - In June 2016, I became an Acton-Boxborough United Way board member. Prior to joining the board, I had limited knowledge about what ABUW did. I knew that the organization supported the community. I knew that they hosted a great ...read more »

NY Kidney Strong

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Seven years ago today, the guy on the right (otherwise known as Eddie) gave the guy on the left (our good friend Bill) a kidney. Every year since the donation, Eddie and Bill have breakfast to celebrate the day. I think they decided to do breakfast ...read more »

Kane’s Cookies

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Just like everyone else, I have my good days and I have those days that feel like no matter what I do, everything seems difficult and daunting. I try to maintain perspective and a positive outlook, but sometimes I can't help but look around me and ...read more »

Dear Jacob…

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It seems very fitting that it is snowing today in New England. Twenty years ago, a spring blizzard took us all by surprise as did your arrival into our lives six weeks earlier than planned. March 31, 1997 was the day that my life forever changed. ...read more »