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In My Image

It was nearly four years ago that I was injured while on vacation. It’s nearly four years ago that my sleep — which was always pretty crappy — became disordered. I would take forever to fall asleep and then, once asleep, I would wake up multiple times every night. Concussions do that to a person. […]

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“I like funny Mommy.”

I am not funny. Some might call me serious. Others might say I am too serious. I might agree. and yet every so often — like a solar eclipse or a leap year — I get the giggles. Everything is funny. I can’t stop laughing. The grosser and more juvenile the topic, the more I […]

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It’s been almost a month since my little one stopped watching television. Well, there was that one slip two weeks ago. Oh, and she watched a little TV this weekend while she was hanging out with a gaggle of kids. Otherwise, though, she is TV-free. It all started with a doll. A few years ago […]

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Facebook has a way of reminding us of the good times and the bad. This morning one of my “On This Day” memories fell into the later category. It was a simple status update: I remember that day like it was yesterday, mostly because it is one of my major regrets, and one I think […]

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Every morning I read the news. This morning, my husband sent me a link to a Daily Beast story, Silicon Valley CEO Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Abusing His Wife—and Is Offered a Deal for Less Than 30 Days in Jail. It tells the story of a successful, professional woman married to the CEO of an […]

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One Tall, One Short

It was Ash Wednesday and my family was attending the 7:30 mass together. When it was our turn for communion we filed up one at a time. When it was my little one’s turn, the Eucharistic minister stopped, stared at her and asked her a question: “Are you old enough for communion? Have you celebrated […]

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This Monday I was hit with food poisoning. It was horrible, painful and exhausting. The vomiting was the uncontrollable kind. The kind that makes you whimper the word, “help,” in between bouts. I locked myself in the bedroom as soon as I started feeling ill, claiming the master bathroom as my own. At some point […]

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“Did she wear her helmet?” It was the first question I asked when my husband and youngest came into the house. “Yes,” he explained grimly. “She was the only kid at the birthday wearing one, but she wore it.” He walked past me shaking his head. My little one danced around me, chattering about the […]

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Ahh, technology. I have covered the topic of kids and television (and in recent years screens) many times. You can read some of that work here and here. My stance mirrors that of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — less screen time, more play time —  so I wasn’t surprised when they came out […]

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Afraid of Open Windows

I could go so many ways with this blog; There are so many definitions of an open window. For instance, I could use it for a metaphor for my life except…in this case I am actually talking about my own daughter who is afraid of open windows. Glass and wood windows. Those things on every […]

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