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Finding My Father on eBay

Christmas trees are as individual as fingerprints. Some people favor white trees with multicolored twinkling lights. Others go for a more monochrome look with the lights, the ornaments, and the tree skirt all matching in shades of red, silver or gold. Tinsel, angel hair, garland, lights, stars, angels — there’s a look, a decorative element [...]

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Over the weekend I had the pleasure of reading an excerpt from Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants, which was posted all over my Facebook network. Part of a blog post from Baby Meets City, the excerpt was a beautiful, touching, funny poem called The Mother’s Prayer for its Daughter. I read through it alternating between [...]

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Let me start by saying this week has largely sucked. I have been so busy that I have that deer in the headlights feeling from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to sleep. My mom is mad at me for something that happened last weekend. Not ready to write about that [...]

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I’ve had two babies and lived two very distinct lives during their first few years. My older daughter was born when my husband was working a full-time job. He was making a good living. At the time — as a freelance writer — I scaled back a bit. I still worked full-time but I did [...]

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“On nights you go to the gym: What do you eat for dinner? Do you eat with Daddy or not eat at all?” We were sitting at the table eating dinner yesterday. It was a nice dinner. I baked sweet potatoes. We had broccoli and rolls, too. Everyone got to pick their protein from leftovers: [...]

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Yesterday I decided to take the 20 minutes between when the big girl got off the bus and when the sitter came to try the whole bike riding thing again. Big Girl was thrilled. “No screaming,” she promised. We started down the street. She was shaky, but doing much better than she did the day [...]

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At the beginning of the year Big Girl was obsessed with clubs. She’s come home almost every day telling us about this club or that club that she wanted to start. She’d rush off to school so excited about asking the other kids to join with her, but invariably she’d fail to sign people up. [...]

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I hung up on my mother this weekend. Childish, wrong, silly, I know. On Christmas Day we had dinner at her house. On each of the kids’ plates there was a large — and I do mean LARGE — puke green Grinch lollipop. My mom’s neighbor is one of those holiday bakers that I can [...]

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