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Running: The Challenge Continues

I feel I owe the readers (both of you) an update. If you’ve read my post from earlier this month entitled Facing the Challenge, you may remember that I am attempting to be an actual runner — at least one … Continue reading

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The More Things Change … The More I Have To Say!

So, here’s what I’ve been thinking about this afternoon — amid trips to school, loads of laundry and prepping dinner. (Insert a long pause while I try to remember just what it *was* that I sat down here to say.)  … … Continue reading

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The Fleeting Years of Childhood

Allyson, our first grader, volunteered to read to us before bed last night and went running to get the book she had gotten from the library at school. I was a little distracted as she began, but before long I … Continue reading

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Facing the Challenge

For most of my adult life, I’ve wished I could run. I don’t mean like when you’re being chased by a mountain lion. I’m pretty sure I could put on some speed in a situation like that. (Not enough speed … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Over This One. More. Time.

I found myself stating what surely, by now, must be The Obvious this afternoon to my girls. Perhaps it only seems obvious to me because I know for sure they’ve heard this from me, without doubt, at least ten times. Could … Continue reading

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WHAT Weekend?

I remember the days I used to count down to Saturday. Monday and Tuesday were sometimes bearable. Wednesday around noon I was half way there, and so on. I was especially prone to such mental exercises when I was dating … Continue reading

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Of Barbershops, Faux-Hawks and Germs

The other day we went with Jeff to the barbershop to hang out while he got a hair cut. (I know, you’re realizing how boring your life looks in comparison to mine, right?) As I sat there, attempting to read … Continue reading

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To My Kate

Hey, little girl! I’m writing this in hopes that you’ll one day be reading it, because I want to tell you about how we spent this morning — in case we’ve forgotten by then. You and your sister, after some … Continue reading

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Relinquishing Control I Never Had In The First Place

The first weeks of motherhood were pretty exciting, if I’m remembering correctly. There were, of course, struggles. I desperately wanted to breast feed, but after many weight checks at the pediatrician and what seemed like daily visits to the lactation … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy: A Dream Come True!

Since my girls were tiny I’ve not been looking forward to the time when their baby teeth would be ready to come out. This may be, partly, because I never enjoyed the process much myself. I wouldn’t hear of anyone … Continue reading

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