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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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Yes Kids, Your Parents Were Once Super Cool

It all started with a Throwback Thursday status update on Facebook. Seconds after I posted a perfectly lovely photo of middle school me playing the cello dressed in purple suede hot pants with a matching vest, my son emerged from … Continue reading

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A New Driver, a Squirrel, and a Scaredy-Cat-Fraidy-Cat

It is payback time in my house: payback for all the speeding tickets, the erratic lane changes, and rolling stops. It is time to teach a new driver how to drive. Mere seconds after my fifteen-year-old turned fifteen, she handed … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away … A Life Without Adventure is No Life At All

“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” –Doug Coupland I don’t know how it happened. For the past seventeen years, I thought I was residing in suburbia but as it turns out, I’ve quietly been living in a comfort zone. Truth be known, … Continue reading

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Dairy Queen Ice Cream + a Crunchy Cone = Happiness

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” —Voltaire I’ve had a love affair with ice cream ever since my father first took me to Dairy Queen as a little girl. Consumption of sugar was not encouraged in … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

It happened again this week. Another celebrity couple gave their baby a name that the rest of us would pass by in the baby book with a flick of the hand and a roll of the eyes. After I heard … 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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