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Cuddles the Frog and The Long Goodbye

POSTED ON 14/10/2015

Cuddles the Frog and The Long Goodbye DISCLAIMER: This frog — and any frog mentioned in this piece — was not harmed in any way.I’ve always had a thing for frogs. As a girl, I would catch frogs with a vengeance on our annual two week vacation to the mountains. My best friend Senta and I would play wi…

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The Problem Isn’t Having It All — It’s Having It Perfect

POSTED ON 07/10/2015

The Problem Isn’t Having It All — It’s Having It Perfect There are two stories I’ve heard about myself from when my kids were young that are pretty disturbing. There is no physical abuse involved, no screaming. I have all pieces of clothing appropriately on myself and my kids. But I still sound like…

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I Had 11 Pre-Pubescent Boys Sleep at My House — And I Lived to Tell the Tale

POSTED ON 22/09/2015

I Had 11 Pre-Pubescent Boys Sleep at My House — And I Lived to Tell the Tale During a 1 ½ hour drive on Labor Day weekend, my husband and I decided we should get a dog and that we should have our son Danny invite all 17 kids coming to his birthday party to spend the night. No, we weren’t drunk. But…

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44 Reasons I’m Glad I’m 44

POSTED ON 04/08/2015

44 Reasons I’m Glad I’m 44 To translate for the younger folks: #blessed y’all. 1. I can rent a movie and eat takeout in my PJS on a Friday night without feeling lame. 2. I have cleaned up enough kids’ vomit and poop that nothing grosses me out. Puss-infected wound? Bring it on. 3. I know three decad…

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Vienna

POSTED ON 06/06/2015

Vienna For someone who has worked in tech for twenty years, I can be a bit slow on the uptake. Recently I discovered the joy of walking around listening to music on my iPhone. One of the best things about this is that you can play the same song over and over again without making your family members…

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Up the Down Slide

POSTED ON 06/06/2015

Up the Down Slide It’s hard to believe that I have now celebrated 12 Mother’s Days. The other day, while trying to climb up the slide with my six-year-old in my flip flops and skirt, I was reminded of all the unexpected things that being a mother has taught me. In honor of all you moms out there, he…

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The Winner Takes It All

POSTED ON 06/06/2015

The Winner Takes It All My six year old really enjoys games. And he plays to win. But sometimes the rules in his quest for success can get a bit troubling. Which is how I recently found myself turned into a dog while playing basketball in a bouncy house. As I crouched in the corner in the “stay” pos…

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