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I Want To Show This To You.

There are things in my life that are too beautiful for words, so sacred, so layered that I can’t really [...]
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Oh, Prom. You Mess With My Heart.

I found out on Tuesday that prom was happening.   I mean, I knew prom was happening, the same way [...]
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We Call Her Big Mama

We call her Big Mama, and sometimes Mama Cass. She is the giant red umbrella that shades our patio during [...]
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This Mom, Other Moms, Shining Stars and State Testing

“Mom, can you opt us out of the state testing?” “Why?” “Because some other moms are doing that.” “Maybe they [...]
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Slaps.

Our family schedule now allows for exactly two dinners together each week. Two nights a week, I pull out all [...]
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Baby Ben, a Digital Robot, & My First Go at Grandparenting

My memory-keeper apps brought up this story from a year ago, when we got to know Baby Ben the digital [...]
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Too Soon for Neuter Jokes, Mom.

The puppies were spayed and neutered yesterday. Molly’s was laparoscopic, two small incisions, so she seems to be doing well. [...]
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Widows and Chick-fil-A Sauce

There’s a widow in our community whom I have long known from afar. I wrote an open letter to her [...]
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Freedom, Tight Shoes, and Green Beans from the Freezer

On my birthday, I exhaled into a new word: Freedom.  For nearly three weeks of my new age of 43, [...]
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Baby Ben, a Digital Robot, & My First Go at Grandparenting

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this recently, but Tuck is in tenth grade.  He has far surpassed my height, [...]
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Gentlemen’s Academy

Somehow, I have become the mom sitting by the mirrors outside the men’s dressing room, while the sons try on [...]
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The Things We Might Say

If she tells you she wishes her car got better gas mileage, that doesn’t mean she wishes she’d never learned [...]
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Forty-Two

I have turned forty-two.  And so far, my senses are on hyperbolic overload with all that forty-two has already shown [...]
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The Naked Movie

I am writing in the library today. A mom and her little girl – probably four years old – walked [...]
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Sears Portraits and Mother’s Day, circa 1997

“All I want for Mother’s Day is a picture of my kids,” she told us. Well, that’s simple enough. Plus, [...]
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Easter Baskets. I Can Talk About It Now.

I made a fatal error this week. Its name is Easter Baskets.  For a while I couldn’t talk about it, [...]
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Today, I Said Thank You.

Today, I said thank you to the Starbucks barista who made my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, even though she is [...]
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Locked in a Bedroom: A Good Friday Gone Wrong

It’s been more than a decade since this Good Friday situation, the day Baby Tyler locked Toddler Tucker and me [...]
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Jesus Didn’t Parent Toddlers: A Love Letter to the Parents of Littles

Parents of Preschoolers and Toddlers, this season is the real deal, isn’t it?  You are in the t-r-e-n-c-h-e-s. When my [...]
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The Very Definition

  Looking through some old journals tonight, I found this dialogue from four-year-old Tucker: “Mommy, let’s make a train. Tyler [...]
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