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John Cusack and The Situation

  It’s been months since the election and I keep hearing the same weird phrase on TV and at public events, and at work functions I attend with my husband. It goes something like this: “in light of the current … Continue reading

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Stand Mixer and Prayer

Michael Giaetto, I’m putting this up for you because you liked it so much!  Five years ago, I had more counter space. The counter wasn’t that big to begin with, and now roughly an eighth of it is taken up … Continue reading

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Dear Safeway

Dear Safeway We’ve been together for years, and I want you to know I treasure our time together. I treasure it because it represents my adult life; my marriage, and most of my years of being a mom. But Safeway, … Continue reading

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Crying Next to Pretty Mom at Soccer

I started crying at my son’s soccer game yesterday. Not rocking back and forth blubbering, and not silent-hiccup sobbing, just a sort of leaky-eyed thing in the second half. Only one other mom saw, and of course it had to … Continue reading

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There’s This Purse

There was this purse I saw, and I thought it could change my life, and maybe it will. I’m not usually a purse person, possibly because of my grandmother on my mother’s side. My mom was petite and stylish and … Continue reading

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If (for girls)

If you can do what others don’t do, and not do what they do, and be confident that you did what’s best for you; If you can be kind when it is difficult, and humble even when you’re proud, and … Continue reading

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On Motherhood: Being Tommy Lee Jones

It seems to me that motherhood is cool again. Mommyhood’s day has arrived, and it is cool as long as you have the right accessories. There are blogs and vlogs and articles and whole books about mom-ing (not to be … Continue reading

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