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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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