You Can’t Go Home Again

For 16 years, I had a child at home with me for at least a portion of the school day. That is a long time to be restricted to scheduling dentist appointments, grocery shopping and personal grooming in between preschool pickup and drop off and nap times. Those are a lot of years of organizingRead more…

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Parenting 101: The Good, the Bad and the Yucky

As a blogger, I try to balance sharing my life’s story with protecting the innocent. Well, usually it’s the not-so-innocent who are howling about what I write here and looking for protection. I want to be honest, to write about the yuckier side of life here, but I also don’t want those I love toRead more…

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there will be blood

I didn’t go into parenting with the intention of becoming the breaker of hearts. To be the dasher of young dreams. But it seems it’s a role I am destined to play. Take yesterday for example: I was lying on my bed working Grey Gardens-style — with my laptop, assorted papers, reading glasses and KindleRead more…

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fuck fear

My girlfriend emailed me this video yesterday and had written “Fuck Fear” in the subject line and I was inspired not just by the whole “Lean In” thing but by the sentiment of those two words combined. I’m tired of being afraid. Of not feeling good enough. And I have to keep reminding myself, “IfRead more…

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