Tag Archives: Parenting

Thanks for the Memories

I live in the past.  I am a keeper of mementos, a one woman storage facility of memories.  I often tease my siblings that should I die, they would have no recollection at all of our childhood.  Like a parlor … Continue reading

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The Theory of Evolution

I pulled into a parking spot in town readying myself to head into my appointment.  As I rummaged through my purse the sounds of children’s shrieks reached me.  The Montessori school across the street was letting out for the day … Continue reading

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Aging Out

Nothing makes you feel quite as grown up as signing your will.  That’s what I did recently, just shy of my 50th birthday.  For so many years, I’ve been anticipating my 50th more than any other year.  It seemed to … Continue reading

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The Edges of the Day

I’ve been waiting.  Waiting for kids to grow, for the perfect office space, for the Big Idea, for the kids to leave for college, for a husband to share equitably in the household duties, and for the most part, I’m … Continue reading

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Great Adventures

I wanted an adventure.  Not a James Bond thrill ride adventure, but an experience that would knock me loose from my everyday routine.  After years of researching risk takers like Frederick Douglass, Louis Armstrong and Helen Keller, I was inspired … Continue reading

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Undeclared Major

Like the Donny and Marie song, A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll, my son is a little bit science nerd, a little bit hip hop.  A little bit engineer, a little bit artist.   So it came … Continue reading

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Music to my Ears

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sat in my car, the volume turned to 10, belting out one tune after another.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven down quiet suburban streets on a warm … Continue reading

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