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The Food Machine Is Getting Tired

The other day I was at a gathering of moms that ended in a potluck dinner. Pleased to be there, I soon realized that I had forgotten my fruit-salad contribution to the meal. Panicking (depending on the group of women … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being Sick

This week, I’m sick. Fever, chills, sweats, nasty cough — the whole shebang. I don’t know if I got it traveling or whether it was waiting, kindly, for me when I got home, but both L and I have it. … Continue reading

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Hitting the wall

Last week, it seems like my whole family hit the wall. The school-is-no-longer-fun, extra-curriculars-are-too-much, work-house-food-evenings-are-overwhelming Wall. We also had a cold snap and everything felt very hard. So my blog post didn’t get written. Almost everything else that seemed urgent … Continue reading

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It all started 10 years ago….

Just about this time of year, ten years ago, baby B was put in my arms. Three weeks before, my mother had died suddenly in London, and during her memorial service, the planes hit the twin towers in New York. … Continue reading

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What my dysfunctional dog taught me about my limits

This week I’m participating a Coffee-Talk writing challenge by Sandy at First Gen American. The challenge was to write a blog post about “What my Dysfunctional ________ taught me about ________.” Here’s my offering, and be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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Wanna go somewhere?

Now that the kids are about to go back to school (four days to go and counting….) I’m thinking about how I feel. I’m exhausted, as I am every time this year: exhausted, crabby and fed up, even though it … Continue reading

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