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Birds Have It Easy

There we were. Alone at last. Just the two of us: my husband behind the wheel, me in the passenger seat. We had just dropped off our daughter at camp and were ready to embark on the three-hour drive home. … Continue reading

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Have DNA, Will Travel

Eighteen years ago, I willingly carried a tiny boy in my womb. Today, I read an article that stated I may still be carrying his DNA in my brain. Suddenly, it is all starting to make sense. Now I know … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Having Teenagers Makes Mothers Look Forward to Empty Nest Syndrome

It’s been happening since the beginning of time. Mothers who have spent the last twelve years dragging themselves out of bed at all hours of the night for feedings, temperature taking, and hand holding, suddenly find themselves the parents of … Continue reading

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How One Teenager Turned his Parents into Rhinoceroses

Seventeen years ago I gave birth to a tiny baby that eventually grew into a picky toddler that ate virtually nothing in order to survive. “Is it possible to stay alive for longer than twelve hours after eating just one … Continue reading

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Barbie and a Teenaged Boy: A Mother’s Worst Nightmare

I’m pretty sure I know when it happened—the moment when I finally I lost complete and utter control over everything as a mother. It was the last week of school. As I had done every morning for the past three … Continue reading

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Yup, Nope, Funny

“Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.”                                                                                             —Laurence J. Peter Our son hadn’t even discovered the joy of conversing with friends through a phone created from two soup cans and a long string before … Continue reading

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