Posts tagged as "AMC"

A Love Letter to Children – Vive les Enfants!

July 27, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , , 14 comments

  I just returned from an absolutely perfect trip to Paris with my sister. We had so much fun together and with the French. My Franglais served as a source of entertainment for the French and a chance for me to again and again see...READ MORE

The Last Day

June 22, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 11 comments

  The school year had come to an end. It had been an absolutely great year and the teachers were as sad as the children to say goodbye. Fortunately for the teachers and the children who were able to stay on, there was a little...READ MORE

Hello World

May 25, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

  “I just want to say goodnight to my lady b… I mean desk. Then I will go right to sleep.” Not really listening to her daughter, Lexi replied, “Okay, Alice. Remember, tomorrow is a school day and you need extra sleep.” “I am back...READ MORE

There Will Always be a Mickey Eastman

May 11, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

  Mickey looked into Sally’s cubby. He saw a small soft toy brown bunny in her tote bag. “Hey Sally, do you have your baby blanket too?” Sally looked up from her drawing to see Mickey swinging Baby, her most beloved stuffed bunny. “Oh Mickey,...READ MORE

Control Freaks

April 13, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

  Sissy and Cliff Tremont met a year ago at a small private equity firm in Boston. They loved that they were both Type A’s. They eagerly tried to outdo each other’s Type A-ness, especially in meetings. “Sissy, wasn’t it you who recommended that Betty...READ MORE

Casting a Spell

March 9, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Casting a Spell

  Rosie was in her crib as her mother, Evelyn Wood finished emptying the dishwasher. The view from the kitchen was of a nondescript day, with a few birds singing a bit. Yet, Evelyn knew spring was coming and she adored thinking about spring. The...READ MORE

Remembering Joyce Grund

February 22, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Marianne's Early Childhood Column • Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Remembering Joyce Grund

  Written by Marianne Riess Joyce was a social giant. Her easy smile projected warmth and good humor. She loved friends, fun, a good party and was obviously a veteran of many of them. She played many roles in her life: secretary, adventurer, wife, friend,...READ MORE

“A Family Valentine” Republished

February 9, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 2 comments

  originally published in February, 2014 During the Thanksgiving holiday, four-year-old John Colligan became tearful at every turn. He was feeling extra attached to his mother, Liz, and wanted to be with her all the time. She did make special times for each of her...READ MORE

Little Comforts

January 26, 2017 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 0 comments

  Jane Hallowell was waking up slowly. She heard light speedy feet coming down the hall. In seconds, Rafe and Will were plastered against their mother. Jack, Jane’s husband was on a trip to London, the first one in several months. Gently patting her little...READ MORE

What Do Children Really Want? (A Classic, Republished by Popular Demand)

December 22, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 2 comments

  This was Anne’s first Parenting Column ever, originally published in December, 2012 As young Mothers and Grandmothers gladly and wholeheartedly comb the earth to find a very special something for a little relative, they might be surprised to know they have this present already....READ MORE

Couldn’t School Just Be Enough? Part 2 (Republished by Request)

December 15, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 9 comments

  In case you missed Part 1  Quinn slept all night. His father had carried him up to his bed without awakening him. As the sun came up, Quinn was just beginning to stir. His father looked into his room just as Quinn sat up. “Hi...READ MORE

Couldn’t School Just Be Enough? (Republished by Request)

December 1, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 12 comments

  Rosie and Quinn were very good friends. Both children were in Mrs. Randall’s Nursery class at the Little Farm School. They had been in class together last year as well and were overjoyed to be sharing another year of school together. Given free time,...READ MORE

More Vignettes by Anne

November 3, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 1 comment

  Tender Thoughts John collected a few small pinecones with his babysitter Mary. He put them in his small wooden treasure box in his room along with the smooth blue button his friend Rosie gave him. The box also contained a pair of chopsticks, still...READ MORE

Beginnings x 2

September 29, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 3 comments

  On the first day of school, Mrs. Gallagher stood at the door of nursery school, greeting families, some new and others very familiar. She remembered us from our interview. “Sheila and Charlie, we’re so happy to have you.” I smiled and Charlie said, “Remember...READ MORE

A Few Little Vignettes

September 8, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , 5 comments

  Beauty A little girl was slowly following a butterfly in her garden. When it rested on a blossom, the little girl said, “You are beautiful. Thank you.” So wise and so exactly perfect. Beauty is something we are all so grateful for. Beauty changes...READ MORE

Pinata Party

July 14, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Pinata Party

  Billy couldn’t wait for his best friend’s birthday party. He had a little collection of presents and he knew Teddy would love them: a piece of green string, a small white shell, a pinecone, a shiny dime and a small picture of the two...READ MORE

No Flies on Me

June 2, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , 3 comments

  “Rebecca, they aren’t organic!! Don’t go near those carrots!” Paige barked to her daughter at the grocery store. “I can’t look at carrots anymore?” “Looking becomes touching and that’s a big no no!” Rebecca looked carefully from the organic to non-organic carrots, trying to...READ MORE

Simplicity Rules (A Classic Revisited)

May 5, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 3 comments

  The late day sun felt great in the play yard of Little Farm Nursery School. The day had that perfect Thursday afternoon feeling. Children and parents were getting into cars. “Could you and Timmy come over for an early supper tonight? Mike won’t be...READ MORE

Their Own Little World

April 21, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 2 comments

  Ozzie was waking up. His four-year old eyes looked at his Grandfather’s blue bottle sitting on a white shelf by his window. He loved looking at this bottle every morning. As the morning light passed through it, he realized there was another bit of blue...READ MORE

“The Love Nest,” by Jean Kinkead Martine, Mother of the Century

March 28, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Mom Of The Week News • Tags: , , , , , , , , 3 comments

Jean Kinkead Martine (Remy’s Grandmother, Anne’s mother) Anyone who has ever been involved in going from a large, unwieldy ménage to something more in keeping with a diminished household knows there is a surfeit of opinion on the subject and little consensus. Then, once the...READ MORE

Children Teaching Parents, Part 2 (Revisited)

March 24, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 7 comments

  In case you missed, Children Teaching Parents, Part 1 Sam was excited, knowing Nick and his parents were coming over. He had been gathering little sticks since early morning so that he and Nick could add onto their houses the second he arrived. Julie...READ MORE

Late Breaking News Regarding The White House!

March 21, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in House & Travel • Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Late Breaking News Regarding The White House!

The agenda for tomorrow night’s (March 22nd) Planning & Zoning meeting will no longer include the possible demolition of the The White House on Steamboat Road. This is the second time the meeting has been postponed which we can only hope is good news. This...READ MORE

Children Teaching Parents, Part 1 (Revisited)

March 17, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 6 comments

  Sam and Nick were four-year-old best friends. Life with each other was all they knew and that was just fine. Sam’s mother and father were Julie and Philip, slightly older parents who felt so lucky to have Sam. Julie was a landscape artist and...READ MORE

Save The White House!

March 5, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in House & Travel • Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Save The White House!

The beautiful sun-catching apartments that the whole town adores have been deemed unworthy of sharing their silent beauty with all boaters and for sure Island Beach Boat passengers. It is scary to think of this change because it symbolizes something enormously sad. To ignore this...READ MORE

Parenting 101

February 4, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , , 4 comments

  Savannah Burke was cleaning up the oatmeal that her four-year-old son Jackson had spilled on the floor. Just then a feeling of something wet and cold made her touch the back of her white sweater. It was milk. She looked up and saw her...READ MORE

A Very Small Cardiologist

January 7, 2016 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , , 3 comments

  “Things just shouldn’t be so hard, Paul. You’re the kid and I’m your father. You get in the car when you are asked to and that’s that.” Russ’ voice was exasperated. Paul climbed into the jeep and tried to buckle his car seat. “That’s...READ MORE

Still Crazy About It After All These Years!

November 22, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Cool Other Stuff • Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Still Crazy About It After All These Years!

Putnam Indian Field School teacher and Party with Moms Managing Partner Anne Martine Cook continues to share her love of life and fun with very young children and their parents. She was honored by staff and parents for 40 years of inspired teaching during the...READ MORE

Mutual Adoration Society

November 5, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

  Patty Lawson looked through the wide doorway between her kitchen and family room at her little boy playing on the floor. She felt like the only mother alive. The enormous love she had for her ten month old and her life as his mother...READ MORE

Speaking Volumes In A Baby Voice

October 8, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 1 comment

  I was sitting at my desk when I heard my mother say, “There’s my Sealy.” “Hi, Mommy. I’m going to color a little,” I called to her. “Oh my beautiful Seal. Look at you!” Kate Barnes cooed, wrapping her baby girl in a big...READ MORE

The Long Goodbye (republished from Jan. 2013 by popular demand)

September 10, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 7 comments

With the very best intentions, mothers often take too long to say goodbye. Hoping to give a child that extra bit of tenderness, they instead inadvertently make things harder for their child and themselves. Trying to leave and actually leaving are very different. Here is...READ MORE

Road Trip

July 30, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 5 comments

Reaching to shut off the alarm clock, John thought, “That was the shortest night of my life.” He was in a B & B in the state of Washington, a long way from his home on the East Coast. After a quick shower, he went...READ MORE

New Neighbors

July 9, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Dara and Dave Thompson had moved out of New York a month ago and settled in Lakewood, Connecticut with their children, Davey, 4, Teddy, 2 and Eva, four months. Dara wrote for a parenting magazine, now on a very reduced schedule. Dave worked for a small investment...READ MORE

Perfectly Awful

June 11, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , , 3 comments

“Carrie! Tommy! You aren’t sitting on a stone wall in your nice clothes, are you?” The children jumped down off the wall and looked at their clothes. “We’re still clean,” Tommy called. “Mommy is so weird. A stone wall is now like a monster,” Carrie...READ MORE

Ordinary Treasures

April 23, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

There are many touching common threads that run through the experiences of very young children. One is their sudden infatuation with ordinary items they discover on the floor or on the ground. I am always intrigued and peacefully startled when a child becomes fascinated with...READ MORE

The Play Date From Hell

April 2, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Charlie threw his coat into his cubby. Bridget, Charlie’s mother called into the room, “Hi all. Charlie will be bringing Finn home. See ya!” “Hi Charlie,” greeted Miss Carter, cheerfully. “Hi. Where’s Finn?” “He isn’t here yet. I have some new cars. Would you like...READ MORE

Couldn’t We Just Stay Home?

March 5, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

Sally and James were being extra quiet. They didn’t want their mother and father to know they were awake. It was Saturday and the children were planning to draw and make cards for their Grandmother whose birthday was coming up. Then they heard their father...READ MORE

Feeling Shy

February 5, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 4 comments

Lizzy walked behind her mother as they approached the door of her nursery school. Just inside, the principal, Mrs. Carmichael was waiting to greet them. “Good morning Lizzy. Good morning Margaret. How are you today?” She put her hand out to Lizzy, but Lizzy ducked...READ MORE

Living Examples 2: The Gentles

January 22, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

“Mommy, the birds’ nests are blowing a lot in the wind. I feel sorry for the birds.”  Marian and her son, Denny were driving to the Farnsworth’s for a simple supper. It was very windy. They both saw how much the branches were bending. “Oh...READ MORE

Living Examples: The Horribles

January 15, 2015 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

“In the car, Patty. We’re late. I mean now. All that dawdling is going to cost you.” “You’re not the boss of me,” four-year old Patty squawked. “Wanna bet?” Patty tried to resist her father’s grasp. Jeb picked up his daughter, put her in her...READ MORE

Nanny Trouble

December 4, 2014 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

“What are you doing in there, Colin?” Denise barked from the hallway. “That’s my room. Keep out.” “Oh Denise, I was just looking for you. Sorry.”  “Then call me. Sneaking into my room is wrong. What do you want?”  “I wanted to ask when Mommy’s...READ MORE

The Good Nanny

November 13, 2014 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 1 comment

Betsy had been awake for a while when she heard “Whaaah!” coming from Charlie’s room. She threw on her pink terry cloth robe and went to the six-month old she took care of.  “There you are! Hi Charlie. How’s my adorable boy?” She picked Charlie...READ MORE

The Competitives Part 2

October 2, 2014 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Becky was happy that her new classroom was sunny and the staff was so friendly.  She did have butterflies and yet she knew once her job actually began, she’d feel calmer.  On the Sunday night before the first day of school, her clothes were already...READ MORE

The Competitives

September 18, 2014 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 4 comments

Right after Labor Day, the teachers went in to school to prepare their classrooms. Becky was new to the faculty, having just moved to town from Maine. When it was time for lunch, she felt awkward joining the groups of obvious friends who gathered in...READ MORE

The Happy Plan

April 18, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 5 comments

Denny was working on a painting. He loved vibrant colors and for someone so young, his color sense was matched only by his love of doing art. Friends and relatives always looked forward to receiving examples of his work. Denny would paint on anything —...READ MORE

The Big Boy Bed

April 11, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 8 comments

Charlie awakened to his mother’s laugh. She was in his baby brother, Finn’s room. Charlie got out of his new bed. A month before Finn was born, Charlie’s mother and father had told him that he was ready for a “big boy bed.” “You’re such...READ MORE

Comfort

April 4, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 10 comments

Lizzy was drawing at a small wooden table in the kitchen. She liked to work in what she called her “office,” to be near her mother, Margaret. Tape, a few bright markers, a small box of crayons, and white paper were her “office supplies.” Lizzy...READ MORE

The Growing Heart

March 28, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Alexa and Will Morgan were excited about the imminent arrival of their second child. Their three-year old daughter, Sunny was happy to become a big sister too. She was thrilled to think that she would soon be dressing the baby and carrying her around. Plans...READ MORE

Whose Child is this Anyway? Part 2 The Rearview Mirror

March 21, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 8 comments

Jane Reynolds was driving quickly to get Jack to his soccer game. As the last red light turned green, Jane said, “Jack, today how about thinking about what you are doing on the field?” Jack was touching the slippery fabric of his soccer shorts with...READ MORE

Whose Child is this Anyway? Part 1

March 7, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 6 comments

Backing out of the driveway, Jensen handed her son James a little red box. When he touched it, a robotic voice said, “Two and two are ___?” James dropped it on the floor. Jensen said, “Two and two are ___?” No answer. James was clearly...READ MORE

Boot Camp

February 28, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 9 comments

Two little girls were in a luncheonette with their mother, finishing up their grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate milk. Their mother had planned the lunch as a treat. She also wanted to look for boots for herself at a shoe store that was having a...READ MORE

A Change of Heart

February 14, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 4 comments

Jane had been trying to pump on a swing for a long time. Her mother, Trish encouraged her, repeating, “Toes to the tree, heels back to me.” She wondered how long it would take Jane to learn, knowing her daughter would gain a lot of...READ MORE

When Children Stretch the Truth, Part 2: Lying to Parents

February 7, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Twin sisters, Becky and Lulu loved their mother’s collection of demitasse cups almost as much as she did. Whenever a new one was added, they all helped to decide where to place it to make it look its best. The girls would often go to...READ MORE

When Children Stretch the Truth, Part 1: Lying to Friends

January 31, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 2 comments

Tess and Sally were happily playing with small dolls and a dollhouse. Pretend doctor visits, diaper changes and tiny invisible meals filled this happy time. Tess’ mother was folding clothes on a couch close by. After putting the dolls to bed, the girls talked quietly....READ MORE

Hooray for a Short Goodbye!

January 24, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 7 comments

Johnny and his mother come down the school driveway in their car. Walking up the familiar brick path, they talk about what they will have for lunch. At the door, Johnny suddenly turns and grabs his mother’s coat and she picks him up. Memories of...READ MORE

We’ve All Been There

January 10, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 4 comments

A little boy is at his mother’s feet in the play yard, slapping her shiny boots with a muddy stick. She is talking to another mother about summer camp ideas. Children are running and laughing close by. An unexpected and welcome surprise of warm weather...READ MORE

When Things Are Going Well

January 3, 2013 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 3 comments

Sustaining happiness is something we all wish we knew how to do. Is there some little way that we can try to do this with and for our children? Sometimes children find their way into complete and imaginative play. Rubber people and stuffed toys suddenly...READ MORE

What Do Children Really Want?

December 18, 2012 • Posted by PartywithMoms in Anne's Parenting Column • Tags: , , , , 15 comments

As young Mothers and Grandmothers gladly and wholeheartedly comb the earth to find a very special something for a little relative, they might be surprised to know they have this present already. What the child most wants is their attention and time. A child’s heart’s...READ MORE

 
 
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