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Bone Tired

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ― Jarod Kintz The heaviness of the Indian Summer air feels like a thick damp velvet curtain, draping me … Continue reading

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Everyday Gratitude

We’ve been working on gratitude lately. Gratitude for the simple things. Like only one helping of dessert and just thirty minutes of park time. Or accepting the fact that sometimes the bank lady doesn’t give us a sucker and that’s … Continue reading

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Hope Rises

Ev has more parents than peers. His sister packed his backpack, read the information packet from the teacher and told me not to forget to pick up two vinyl folders on my way home. “Yes, dear.” I responded with a … Continue reading

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Joie De Vie

The past week has been exhausting for many reasons—Ev’s remaining front tooth had to be surgically removed, work has been very busy with everything but the work I need to finish for my job, the kitchen faucet broke, the weeds … Continue reading

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No Soup For You

The humidity has been brutal lately, and even I who am a huge fan of non-air conditioned space have put that canned cold on and loved it. But on a day like today, when there is the hint of a … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Pair of Rocket Swimming Boots

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver I’m interrupting tonight’s regularly scheduled blog post for an Ev update. In 24 years of mothering, I haven’t escaped many experiences—good and … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and Her Gaggle of Geese

After a very long day of work, I needed to make a quick run into Walgreens on my way home. As we pulled into our parking spot, Ev says casually: “Go ahead mom. You run into the store. I’ll just … Continue reading

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