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Burb Appeal

A Gatsby Moment

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Yes, throwing a garden party had been near the top of my bucket list forever.

The Great Divide: A Second Act in Suburbia

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

When my husband suggested we take our seven-year-old daughter to see a local performance of Beauty and the Beast, I had to duel with my demons. Community theater? Me? "Shouldn't I rear my daughter on the Great White Way of Broadway plays and musicals?

Rescued by the House No One Wanted

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

I have a thing for rescue. Put in certain circumstances I act before I think, especially when crises involve animals. It's a reflex.

The Great Divide: Love Means Never Having To Sleep Alone in Suburbia

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Nothing could have frightened me more than moving out to suburbia with a man who was never home. I was too young and jaded to picture myself in the isolation of a commuter town.