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The Library Gig

Oh T——, I’m happy for you that you found something conducive to caring for your mom in the afternoons, and I’m sure you’ll be great at it. Kids love you; you are pretty and you don’t yell and yet you … 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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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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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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Poem-in-my-forties 1

A toddler in a red jacket bends down to pick something up in the street, wind blown hair hiding her face, his face, I cannot tell. The mother tugs hard on the little hand, come on, her lips say, the … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Club

To view Chapter one, go to young adult fiction. Two In the beginning, their main activity was discussing others. Dagny was usually the initiator, always talking, and would simply bring up a name. Here was where Katie might shine; her … Continue reading

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