Monthly Archives: July 2011

Going back to work — guilt, guilt, guilt!

So this is how my mornings usually go this summer: I get up before the whole family, do my morning stuff, go to my desk and start work. One daughter eventually slouches in wearing only a bathrobe, flops down silently … Continue reading

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Those moments that really make a difference

From the last 12 months: **** L has a cheap deep purple sweater we got from Target. It has slightly puffed sleeves at the shoulders and a knit bow with a plastic jewel on the side of a scooped neckline. … Continue reading

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In search of lost competence, part 2

I have a mom friend, a former computer science professor (actually she did more than that but I don’t get it). As we suffered through rocky times with our kindergarteners, she noted that a bitter part of motherhood is the … Continue reading

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