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Some of my fondest childhood memories started with a simple knock on the door. Way back when,  before cell phones and Facebook and texting, my mother would feed me and my sister breakfast or lunch and tell us to go outside to play. We’d head out, my little sister running fast trying to get outside [...]

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Facebook Memories and Co-Dependency

Today I logged into Facebook and, as usual, right on top was a Facebook memory. A photo from 2012 captioned, “Gorgeous day on the boat.” It features my husband, my daughter, an old friend and her son. It didn’t make me happy, though. It made me incredibly sad since I am no longer friends with [...]

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This week Big Girl started taking finals. She goes in for two hours and comes home. Yesterday, she was home by 10:30. I had planned to work in the morning and take off midday to do something fun with her. We decided to go for a walk in the preserve. Lazily chatting and ambling along, [...]

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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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Asking for Help

“Hey, guys! Can one of you help me find my way back to the house?” We were sitting in the children’s room of a local library waiting for Big Girl to finish a program. Little Girl was sitting at a newly-installed pod of iPads playing Minecraft. She didn’t know the four other boys who were [...]

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A long, long time ago a little girl was playing with another little girl. One who was not always nice to her. The first little girl was wearing her brand new Mickey Mouse watch. It was a prized possession. One of her aunts bought it for her as a gift. During the game, the second [...]

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Today: “Mommy, the girls were playing at recess and found a cool cut through to a secret area. I went over trying to be nice and to try and get involved. I asked if they had found any clues and [name deleted] told me, ‘Go away, this is none of your business.’ What should I [...]

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Anyone who hangs out with me knows I am not as touchy-feely as the average person. It is what it is. Last year I noticed Big Girl seems to be taking my lead, stiffening up when kids hug her and avoiding physical contact unless necessary. It’s come up in the past, but it really hit [...]

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Today is my anniversary. 16 years. Amazing. We were kids, literally, when we got married. Both of us still in college, both of us just starting our careers. When I think back, I wonder what we were thinking. How did we know, “This is the one?” My groom, a 22-year-old adorable, hot guy, was extremely [...]

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I got a card in the mail today from a neighborhood woman. I told her about the miscarriage when she called to ask me to send out an email for a local organization. At the time, she was so sweet, telling me how sorry she was for our loss. We got off the phone and [...]

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