Category Archives: motherhood

See that Mountain? Redefining Glory Days

The month before I graduated college, one of my writing professors approached me to ask if the university’s English department could use my senior writing portfolio as a model for future classes. She said it was one of the best … Continue reading

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Why Sharing Your Facebook Look Back Video Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make You a Self-Aggrandizing Ass

I hate to spoil your day, but it turns out that Facebook has totally bastardized the term friends. And if I ever doubted it before, I have proof now, thanks to the response I’m seeing on those 30-second compilation videos … Continue reading

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Best Job Ever

The flag pole in the front yard has no flag. It’s just a pole with a metal cleat and halyard. We’ve been having heavy winds, and tonight they whip the halyard against the pole in a steady beat. Under the … Continue reading

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Not as Old as My Caftan Implies

I’ve been feeling old lately. I don’t need a Boy Scout to help me cross roads or anything. And I don’t sport giant, black fit-over sunglasses while navigating my town car to Jo-Ann Fabric. In truth, I’m 20+ years from … Continue reading

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Hello, dear reader. I hope you are having a survivable, if not mind-blowingly good, summer. One of you (hello, Anjanette!) sent me a note today to nudge me out of my recent blog-slumber. Which is why I must confess today … Continue reading

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Second-Born

She wasn’t here before. I came first. What happened in the world, happened to me. There was a long stretch before her. Then suddenly she was everything. I became the sea to her boat, and she the sea to mine. … Continue reading

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I Am Not a Search Engine (But I Let My Kids Think I Am)

Butterflies pee blood. That’s what my kids learned today from the Grow-a-Butterfly Kit I bought for them. Actually, since I’m the one who shouted this information while witnessing blood spraying from a newly emerged butterfly’s lady parts (they’re all girls … Continue reading

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