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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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Elf On The Shelf: I Did Not See That Coming

Do a quick Pinterest search for the Elf on the Shelf, and you’ll find headlines like these: 75 easy ideas [...]
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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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Dynamic Duos and “The Guy with the Hoe”

Today makes seventeen halloweens. And I have very little to do with any of it.  I’m now the comfy lady [...]
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Brick Wall

We are at the life stage where the boys come home late at night after a shift at work or [...]
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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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Halloweens Past: I’m the Cozy Sweatered Lady Now

I’m feeling the wonder of autumn tonight. (It’s probably because peeling apples makes me feel like a domestic goddess. I [...]
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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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School is In Session

I took my children to school today. It felt gloriously normal, like muscles that have ached to be stretched. It’s [...]
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On Dating the Daughters

“Mom, I asked her to be my girlfriend. But don’t worry – I talked to her dad already.” “You asked [...]
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We Are Trying to Be Civilized.

Maybe you’ve seen this story that’s circulating on social media: “Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student [...]
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Ranch Dressing and Orgasms

“Mom, did you know they make ranch dressing seasoning?” one son says. “I feel like she bought that already,” says [...]
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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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Sparkly, Shiny Promises

A few years ago, I kept things lively with a special treat for the boys each day of spring break. [...]
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“Don’t Use Her Name.”

My son witnessed an assault against a young woman in his P.E. Class. A situation of a young man wielding [...]
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Balls, Strikes, and Courage

Just when I thought I knew my role as Baseball Mom, my boys changed their position on the field. They’re [...]
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Creatures of Wonder

Creature of wonder, man-child of mine. You look like a puzzling and impossible blend of genetics, of his eyebrows and [...]
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A Brand New, Shiny and Sparkly Decade

Last year at this time, all I really wanted in the world was to turn Forty.  You guys, I am [...]
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