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I Am Not a Bitch

My husband, who read my last blog post, asked me to take it down. His words: “She hasn’t been in school a day and you have passed judgment on it, her classmates, and the families and values of every person who sends their children to public school. The only person who sounds like a stuck […]

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At one time in my life I was slightly bitter that we didn’t have stuff growing up. The old linoleum floor that had half its pattern missing. The hand-me-down couches. The limited wardrobe. The old television set. No air conditioning. Having to hear about how poor we are. (If my mother told us once she […]

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Over the Christmas holidays we went to the Long Island Children’s Museum. While we were there, one of my friends ran into one of her old friends. The girl had a 9-month-old and a three-year-old. We started chatting. She asked me how my big girl liked becoming a big sister. She wanted to know, she […]

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Here in New York we’re hearing rumors of a giant, paralyzing (yes, a newscaster actually used that word) snowstorm coming our way. Giant. I think I am in the minority when I say I am actually really excited about it, even though I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet except for what I’ve bought for […]

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