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Reality Check for Super Mom

For weeks, I’ve been secretly patting myself on the back. Keeping all the balls in the air! Work – good! Kiddo and hubby – good! House… clean enough! No one got the flu this year! I’m kinda/sorta/sometimes going to bed at a decent hour! Last week, I spent several days in New York for work. […]

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The Truth about Marathons

“So? How was it?!” I’ve been answering this question since I crossed the finish line a week ago, and my answers have ranged from the all-I-can-physically-muster-is-the-pathetic-expression-on-my-sweaty-tear-stained-face look I gave my friends and family as I shuffled to receive my medal to a polite, but unconvincing, “really good, thanks! I’m ready for a nap!” I chirped […]

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Humble and Kind

Colt is the perfect age for an election year. And by “perfect” I mean “equal parts innocent and impressionable — and curious”. *sigh* He’s been coming home repeating things kids at school have claimed about their (parents’) views and opinions and he sees the campaign signs in front yards and he will tell you he […]

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Yesterday was amazing, but today is even better.

The Oscars are on. I love the Oscars. My undying love for the storytelling of film is truly a post for another day, but the Oscars is a concentrated evening of the best stories and the best storytellers and they all look so sparkly and dangit I just love it all. There was a time […]

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My kid won’t take a shower, and it finally broke me.

Colt takes a shower each morning. He’s been doing this for years, yet somehow – every single morning – it’s as if he’s doing it for the very first time. Somehow the routine — and let me tell you, it’s ROUTINE — of transitioning from breakfast to Mike&Mike with Daddy to the shower — in […]

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