Category Archives: My girls

To Make a Mother Weep

In the kitchen before dawn, my pre-teen daughter makes two potato chip and maple syrup sandwiches on artisanal — $5.99 a loaf — sourdough. “My favorite!” she grins.   Who knew? Her plan is to watch the sunrise from our … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment to my Daughter

So the other day I’m driving the girls around from here to there, and we’re listening to a song we all like. I’m waving my arms and bouncing to the music. Madam B pipes up and says, “That’s why I … Continue reading

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Pictures of my Heart

There are pictures of hearts all over my house, delightful spontaneous outpourings from the girls’ arts explorations. Lopsided heart shapes, scraggly letters staggering along proclaiming love — each one is priceless. Plenty of them — sigh of relief — are … Continue reading

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Introducing My Girls to One Billion Rising

Yesterday, B’s class went to our local event of One Billion Rising, the worldwide gathering to protest violence against women. B was all about the flashmob dancing and the fun of being in a crowd, but some of the substance sunk … Continue reading

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Glowing with Girly Possibilities

Sitting on L’s bed last night, rubbing her shoulders, I got to take her in like breath. Long hair in a loose braid, strands falling out at every twist, little flower earrings, multiple bracelets around her wrist along with a … Continue reading

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Menarche and Menopause

This week, I’ve got a post over at the “Around the Bonfire” series at Gigi Ross’s kludgymom.com. Check it out and while you’re there, take a look around kludgymom as well. Gigi writes beautifully about parenting, while also guiding bloggers to success. … Continue reading

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Important notice to my daughters, cc God

Dear girls (please take note, Great Being): Effective immediately, this is what I want: I want you two to do exactly what I tell you at all times. This is because I have carefully, painstakingly thought out the parenting of … Continue reading

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