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Monthly Archive for May, 2016

Letting Go of the Shoes

When my first child was born I was so delighted when the midwife announced I had a little girl. All along I had secretly wished for a girl, even though I wasn’t sure I was actually capable of raising one. I was so afraid I would pass along my idiosyncrasies and issues. (I digress, as [...]

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A few weeks ago I went to a past life regression event with some old Gymboree friends. It was an interesting night. As a Catholic, I am not supposed to believe in anything mystical or other life-ly. We die and go to Heaven. That’s that. It’s what I teach my religion students and my kids. [...]

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Bracing Myself — Again

I wore braces when I was a teenager. After having four teeth pulled and enduring three years of monthly tightening, annoying rubber bands and wires that cut into my cheeks and lips, they were removed. I had beautiful, straight teeth. I didn’t wear my retainer, though, so my teeth slowly moved out of their newly [...]

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My town has a decent recycling program. We put glass, paper, aluminum and plastic into our bins. There’s one thing that’s missing, though. Two, actually — cardboard and paperboard, the stuff they use to make food boxes. Until recently I took my recycling to the max by saving all the boxes and packaging I could, [...]

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Bad Moms — Touching a Nerve

Today my Facebook feed is filled with women sharing the Bad Moms trailer. What, you haven’t seen it? Here’s the link: Bad Moms trailer People are going crazy! They identify with the moms who are, in the trailer, tired of trying to be perfect moms. I get it. Especially since, for a long time, I [...]

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