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Misty, Water-Colored Memories

It’s four o’clock in the morning, maybe five, and there I am, pressing my face against the tile. On any other day, this activity would seem repellant, but now, as I hug myself against the pain, body shivering in a … Continue reading

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Top Five Films of 2012

Yesterday, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards, so I thought it was the perfect time to partake in an annual tradition of mine and recount my top five favorite films from the past … Continue reading

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Little Spots of Sunshine

Yesterday, I discovered via work email that one of the administrative assistants in our division died this past Friday. The news was a shock; she was not ill–or rather, none of us  knew her to be ill. She was a … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Not long ago, we visited a non-childproofed home. Just as Jude reached for an exposed power outlet, I called out: “Jude, NO!” Then I hurried towards him. My sweet, little boy then turned to me with a furrowed brow. He … Continue reading

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Aunt Vicki’s House

When my brother Joe and I were kids, the best news we could hear in a given day was that we were going to Aunt Vicki’s house. It was code for non-stop party fest as far as we were concerned, … Continue reading

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The Man at the Next Table Doesn’t Want You to Have it All

After Kindermusik on Tuesday, Jude and I went to lunch with my new friend K and her daughter, A. We were in the front room of a family-friendly restaurant, at the exact table where Jude had a meltdown not too … Continue reading

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Things I Never Thought I’d Do, Part 473

It took me a long time before I felt ready to have a baby. I mean, a long, long time. And even while I was pregnant, I still worried a lot about whether or not I’d be a good mother. … Continue reading

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