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Portrait of a Mother

She answered the door wearing neither makeup nor shoes. She wore a t-shirt and cut off denim shorts and a closely cropped haircut that was devoid of any styling product.  She smiled as she opened her home to me and … Continue reading

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Closing Time

Today is the last day of school for the kids before their Christmas break, that glorious in limbo time when reality seems to stop for a weeks.  No alarm clocks. No homework. No scheduled lunches and tests. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going To BlogWorld Even Though I’m Scared Shitless #BWE10

I plunked down a good chunk of cash yesterday for a plane ticket to Las Vegas and a weekend conference pass to BlogWorld 2010, a ginormous blogging conference attended by about 4,000 people who take this whole Internet thing very … Continue reading

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Most People Are Not Idiots

I made the mistake of reading blogs this morning before getting to work.  Worse than that, I made the mistake of reading comments on blogs. It took exactly two minutes before I stumbled on the first Everyone But Us Is … Continue reading

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Remember those shoes you didn’t buy that now match everything you own? It’s like that.

I still remember them. They were the perfect shade of gray, exactly what I’d been dreaming about for months.  The slouch at the ankle was perfect; the heel height was sexy but comfortable.  I started at them through the window … Continue reading

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What I Saw On My Birthday – A Video

So, there are tons and tons of pictures and stories to tell from my 30th birthday party. But, well, um, I’m still kind of too busy to put all those together for you.  So instead, I’m going to be really … Continue reading

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Truth In Blogging: Some People Are Bitches

I’m not perfect. None of you are surprised to hear that, I know.  But my point is that not only am I not perfect, but I have no desire to appear perfect.  Not to you or anyone. There’s too much … Continue reading

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What To Say When You Don’t Know What To Say

I spent most of the day Monday pissed off. I didn’t have one specific reason.  I was just… annoyed.  I was frustrated with passive aggressive behavior being directed around me – because the point of passive aggressive is that it’s … Continue reading

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Decoder Rings Do Not Come With Comments

There is no good way to ease into this. My husband, Jared, and I have decided to separate for 3 months. No, we’re not getting divorced.  Yes, I understand that separation is, in many instances, the “first step towards a … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (or Internet) (or Mom)

I am not a victim. Since Monday, I have been overwhelmed with emails, text messages, voice mails and twitters of concern. I’m sorry, the say. Are you OK?, they ask. And every time I read or hear those words, I … Continue reading

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