A Fantastic Story

This weekend is going to make such a great story in the future. From middle of the night visits with our local fire department (yes, in our home, yes, because we called them,) to a puking child, to research on new furnace units, to me deciding the best way to deal with all of this […]

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Hope and Destruction

Last night the boys auditioned for the Christmas play. They are excited and full of anticipation. Instead of Paul being at the audition I had to go with baby in tow. It was not ideal. I didn’t tell the boys but I did text Paul that if they didn’t get parts it would be because […]

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Today

First day back at school after the break. It was a great break, don’t get me wrong. I loved the sleeping in, the lax schedules, and having Paul around. It was all wonderful. But today is wonderful too. Little Man took a nap for as long as he needed, uninterrupted by activities or people. I’ve […]

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Thanks

Growing up my winter holidays were first thanksgiving, followed by Halloween, Remembrance Day, and then Christmas. It wasn’t until 1997 that I celebrated my first American thanksgiving, stuffing the turkey between the oft-ignored Veterans Day and Christmas. In the beginning I took it as an act of mercy: a long weekend to prepare for finals. […]

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The Words We Say

I was clever enough in my formative years to know that I usually knew the correct answer. I was not clever enough to know that there could be more than one right answer. And I absolutely did not allow myself the cognitive space to decide for myself. I knew what I had been taught: good […]

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