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I Was the Dork Who Took Latin

The Latin class thing is cute and all, but this is an article to moms who want a tie in to what they’re going through and the Latin class thing isn’t really a draw unless they really like me individually (which they don’t – haha). read more

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Being Present with a Friend in Crisis

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The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

My husband is on paternity leave, and I don't know how I'd do this without him, how anyone does. This two to three -- suddenly we don't have laps enough, suddenly, my arms are not long enough, suddenly, a baby is weeping, and so are my sons and I am too. read more

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This Summer I Say Yes

I say “no” to my children often. With summer in stretching in front of me like one long nooooooo toward the horizon that is autumn. I’d like to make it a goal to say “yes” twice as often as I say “no.” So I’m making a commitment to myself to say “yes” as frequently as I can. read more

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On Bikinis and Dieting

I just quit eating desserts at first, and then the peanut butter and the jam and then the butter, and finally, the bread itself. I got down to a few pickles for lunch, a spoonful of corn for supper, and my bathing suit, it sagged because I had no bum. I was starving to death, but, hey – I was skin read more