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A Working Mom in a Pinterest World

The school year is in full swing and now that the hoopla around class assignments, bus routes, and incredibly specific school supply lists is over, some of us moms find ourselves settling into our own familiar routine: feeling inadequate. I work full-time outside of the house, and I love my job. I also love my […]

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A Memorial Day Birthday

It was 2003, and I did not know any better.  I had an occasion to celebrate, so I drafted a letter.  I wrote it, and bound it, and sealed it with a kiss. I drove it over to the post office, rushed, my deadline not to miss.  My note never made it on time, I […]

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A Love Letter to My Children

Dear Children, This morning I think of you as I look about the kitchen. You are not here now, but there is evidence of you all around. Today there are more colorful additions to the normal food droppings that lie scattered on the floor. Construction paper hearts and colored pencil shavings accent the scrambled eggs. […]

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Santa Was a Homeless Man on the Max

We didn’t see Santa at the mall this year. He wasn’t ringing a bell outside of Macy’s or riding on a float in the parade. This year, my kids met Santa at the Max train station, and he was homeless and hungry and cold.   Christmas is my favorite. Ugly Sweater parties, decorating, making gingerbread […]

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