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The Ten Year Nap

All my kids are now in school full-time – for the first time. It’s taken ten years, but we’ve finally made it. I always figured I’d be the first mom popping the champagne cork when my youngest finally got on the morning bus, but — and I’m finding this hard to believe — I wasn’t. […]

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TheJoyofMissingOut

The Joy of Missing Out

Last weekend my family did nothing. No festivals, no kids’ sports, no playdates, no birthday parties, no get-togethers with friends or extended family. It was awesome. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my city, my extended family, and my friends more than anything, but there is something glorious about a weekend filled with nothing to […]

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Parenting

Parenting Without Expectation

Raising children to become adults is by far the most frightening challenging job a person can be called to do. Being responsible for the people your children become, knowing that they will either contribute to or take away from the overall success of society is terrifying. All of the pressures of social media to be […]

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Claustrophobic

The Claustrophobic Mother

I am claustrophobic. I think I always have been a little bit, but it’s gotten worse as I have gotten older. It’s not so bad that it’s debilitating, but it does impact me in noticeable ways. I avoid small spaces. Even thinking about them makes me start to breathe faster. Prior to a recent vacation […]

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