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For My Very Best Friend

  I never remember to call her on her birthday. Ever. We’ve been friends for 17 years, and I always call the day before or the day after, but never on the actual day.  I’m pretty good at remembering dates, … Continue reading

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Because I can change the world.

We are, I think, as a people, a community of head shakers. We like to stand around and shake our heads and cluck our tongues and admonish the world around us. We are aghast at how bad the world is … Continue reading

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Ten.

As of about two o’clock this morning, I am officially the mother of a ten year old. Ten. One Zero. It now takes two whole digits to accurately describe him.  Or rather, his age.  It obviously takes more than mere … Continue reading

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My very first comma.

When we say we want to be “writers” when we grow up, we imagine ourselves as a slightly shorter version of Carrie Bradshaw. Or, at least, I do.  I mean, the woman had an insane shoe collection and lived in … Continue reading

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Beneath The Surface

I keep thinking about all those stupid metaphors that talk about the work that goes on beneath the surface. The graceful duck that glides along the surface of a pond, furiously paddling its webbed feet underneath the water… The deceptive … Continue reading

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The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t

Two weeks ago, I dragged two three children to the grocery store for our weekly shopping trip. After they had endured more time than anyone should ever have to endure in a Wal-Mart, I took them to the nearby party … 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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I should have said…

“Are you nervous or excited?” I asked. Jared looked up from his half of the admissions packet we were filling out for our new marriage counselor.  He shrugged one shoulder and contorted his lips the way he always does when … Continue reading

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Little Girls Who Make Their Mothers Live

“I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful women.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love I read those words and stopped for a second, wondering if an editor in some … Continue reading

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We Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Drama To Do Something Good

Kevin of Always Home and Uncool has asked me to post this as part of his effort to raise awareness in the blogosphere of juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease his daughter was diagnosed with on this day seven years … Continue reading

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