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A few nights ago I sat outside a middle school gym waiting for my older daughter’s volleyball practice to end. I started making small talk with one of the other moms. “Which team was your daughter on last year,” I asked her. She looked at me a little funny before answering. “Your daughter’s! They have [...]

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Getting Alone Time

My family is on the therapy train right now, including couple therapy for me and my husband. He’s a really nice guy — the couple therapist. He has us reading a lot and doing plenty of homework and exercises. For instance, we learned to listen to each other (or should I say re-learned), handing a [...]

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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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We all have issues and shortcomings. I have many. I have blogged about them in the past. One of the issues I have been focused on lately is actually weird, especially given what I do for a living. I am extremely sensitive and take criticism too personally. It took me a while to admit it, [...]

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Big Girl had a bunch of kids over a week or two ago. She invited them into her room and announced, “I have a lot of dolls in my room.” I knew she said it because she was afraid that people would make fun of a child of 12 who still played dolls. Her friends [...]

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Adjusting to My Non-Super Status

One of the things that always bothered me was when people — mostly other moms — said I was a super mom. I felt like it set me apart and made people less likely to want to be my friend. Since the concussion, I have done a lot of what feels like slacking. It’s completely [...]

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June Makes Me Anxious

Last year I was a mess from the middle of May until after the first day of school. Not a lunatic mess. Just messy enough that I didn’t feel like myself. I had reasons for my messiness. The little one was graduating preschool. I was attempting to work half-time over the summer. I got food [...]

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I’ve been posting a lot of TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos on my personal Facebook page. I’ve had so much fun looking back over the years and scanning photos — yes, real paper-based photos — to upload and tag. In doing so, I realize that I don’t take all that many of myself. It’s a [...]

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They Don’t Know Better

I was walking right behind them in the school. I wasn’t eavesdropping, but they were really loud. “She’s so annoying. Why does she even sit at our table?” “I don’t know. Maybe because she thinks I am her best friend.” “She’s so NOT, thought. She’s so annoying.” They all laughed and the six of them [...]

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Unsteady on the Mat

There’s something in yoga called chitta vritti. Simply put, it’s mind chatter. Some call it monkey mind. As a monkey jumps from tree to tree, with chitta vritti, your thoughts move from place to place. It makes it hard to balance and stay centered in your practice. Tonight, my mind was in full-on monkey mode. [...]

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