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What To Expect When Hitting Puberty

News Flash! The Boy has officially embarked on his journey into the world as an individual human being. Before this, he certainly had his own mind and personality and wants and quirks and individuality. But he was, at the core, … Continue reading

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Slackers

I hate it when this happens. I think I’m all sorts of smart, like I’m on to something, and then Bam. I’m reminded I’m not so smart after all, and I may have actually been doing this all wrong. I, … Continue reading

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Double Digits

My boy turns 10 today. I’ve been responsible for another human being for a decade now. I’ve managed to keep a life alive for 3,650 days. I can’t even keep a houseplant alive for a week. I don’t do a … Continue reading

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Shame on You, Shame on Me

My children’s mental health is very important to me. ‘Cause there’s nothing more shameful than a mental health professional with whacked out kids. Tongues wag behind your back and colleagues wonder about your professional skills if you can’t even get … Continue reading

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brb

“I’ll be right back,” she said. I snapped my head up, but she was gone already, back down to the ocean splashing in the waves. Normally I’d have just muttered “Uh-huh” and kept reading my book in my beach chair … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

We have people coming over this weekend for my daughter’s birthday party. The kids know what that means–time to really tidy up the house. BK (Before-Kids), I used to be a very meticulous neat-freak. Everything had its place–except dust–dust had … Continue reading

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Tilting at Windmills

“Mommy, I have special news! I want to be a janitor and get a tattoo!” my 6-year-old gushes at me with excitement and conviction. With deadpan sarcasm I ask her if it needs to be in that particular order, and … Continue reading

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