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Because Parenting Lists Make Me Twitch

By the time I reached the seventh grade, my parents took one look at my hormonal rages and fights with homework and said something the changed my life. You know you want to go to college. You know what that … Continue reading

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Letting My Kids Fail

Spring of my eighth grade year. Cheerleading tryouts. I wasn’t athletic. My hand-eye coordination was iffy. And learning steps to a routine? Forget about it. But I tried out anyway. Looking back, I marvel at my confidence. I mean my … Continue reading

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Mom of the Year

Pink cheeks stared at me across our notched and dented kitchen table. Okay. I confess. The cheeks were fire-engine red and not the blush and bashful described by Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias. My Court Jester was sunburned. He gets … Continue reading

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Failure is Not an Option

More often than not, I fail as a mom. Sometimes countless times in a day, playing out a much different version of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How do I Love Thee?” Instead, my life as a parent could be titled, … Continue reading

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Favorites February…I’m Not Super Woman

In preparation for a writer’s conference at the end of this February, I will be posting some of your favorite blogs and some of mine. A few, like I’m Not Super Woman, will be revised versions of their first edition. … Continue reading

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