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Traci Murphy, Buzz co-founder and editor, shares thoughts on working-mother-hood.

Many years ago, we bought a four bedroom house planning on two kids and then twins happened and so we do not have a guest bedroom or a home office or an unused closet because the guest bedroom that was also a home office became the bedroom for the neat and tidy twin when he could no longer handle sharing a room with his Messy Marvin brother. When the bottom fell out a few weeks ago, we brought a table into our bedroom and my h...

It’s the best of times and the worst of times all at once. 

On the one hand, COVID-19 is showing us the very best of humanity - the healthcare workers on the front lines and their families, essential personnel who keep going day in and day out knowing personally that they are making extreme sacrifices in the process. They are storming the beaches every day in PPE that is perhaps sub-par; brownie troops are earning their sewing...

They call it Social Distancing, but what we all actually need is Physical Distancing — and social connectedness. Not the kind you fools are doing where you meet your friends at the park and play basketball together and you’re all up in each other’s business, or you dumdums that were crowding the Rehoboth Boardwalk. You are why we can’t have nice things. Think NON-CONTACT, NON-CROWDED socializing … a six-foot apart walk with a...

It’s been 12 and a half years, and we’ve never not published a calendar of events of what’s going on for kids and families in our area, this week. We have published when we were on vacation, sick, work traveling, giving birth, nursing, sending kids to college and every single thing in between. And we would love nothing more than to be sharing a list of family fun activities to consider this week, except - no. What your family...

We are washing our hands with a frenzy not seen since two months ago when the stomach bug hit our children’s elementary schools. They wrote Alex Karev off the show and tried to trick us with a lame voiceover. We lost an hour of our lives. We will never get this past week back, this week when Joe Biden — yes, that Joe Biden, the one that bought Girl Scout Cookies from your daughter at Janssens, the one that gave out stickers an...

Wait, what? January was 72 days long and now suddenly, even with an XL February, it’s March? Three weeks until we spring ahead - and still no snow days, my kids remind me on the daily. 

Since we’ve had a snow-less winter, we have decided to christen March by taking the kids skiing for the first time. Daughter went with friends a few weeks ago and fell in love with it, encouraging her timid brothers to consider it and having all...

If you haven’t heard, it’s an election year. If you think there’s room for improvement in an area that means something to you and you think it might be time to get a little more involved in the political process, here are a few things that you should know:

1. To vote in Delaware and Pennsylvania, you must be registered before election days. 

In Delaware, there are FOUR ELECTION DAYS THIS YEAR. April 28th is the Presidential Prim...

Buzz co-owner Jennifer’s car got broken into on Christmas Eve while she was out for a run; the thief made off with her adorable purse, her prescription glasses, and a few credit cards, drivers license, and checkbook. Within an hour, she’d cancelled everything; a week later, new cards and ID procured, she had mostly forgotten all about it, save for the LV wrist wallet she had gotten in Paris at the Louis Vuitton store, a treasu...

Remember The Class? When I grew up, it was an evening event in the cafetorium of my elementary school on Long Island. Mothers and daughters watched a grainy film about The Change and there was probably some awkward Q&A, and then the girls whispered about it for months afterward. We had the Girl Bible - Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret - to help us with figuring out the details, although it seemed that Margaret and the PTS...

It’s finally February, after a January of funerals and birthdays - because that’s how it goes, isn’t it? The painted ponies go up and down. By the time this gets sent to the blogosphere, the Iowa Caucus will be caucusing and the Super Bowl will have superbowled and hopefully J Lo’s wardrobe didn’t malfunction and we can check off a few more boxes in the march to spring. It’s been in the 40s most days recently. Soon the daffodi...

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