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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dear Becks, Today, your bookbag will sallow you up.  It’s too big, but you’ll wear it with pride.  You never took a book bag to daycare, because it was for kids’ Coop’s age.  The book bag makes you a big kid and today it’s your turn to officially wear one.  It contains your supplies, but I […]

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When they pulled Becks from my belly, he was in a standing position.  The OB said, “Lucky you.  He’s been standing on your cervix for a while.” I wasn’t surprised.  It’s hard to ignore an almost 9 pound baby standing on your goods. When the nurses cleaned him up, he was screaming.  She said, “I […]

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When you have two same sex kids whose ages are just enough apart to put them into different maturity levels, it becomes difficult to effectively parent each child separately. You expect more from one.  You accept less from another. You forget that one still needs you.  You forget that one needs to need you less. […]

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A very VERY long time ago, a good friend said “I think if I could just meet Justin Timberlake, we’d be really good friends.” I didn’t look at her like she had a problem.  I didn’t call the cops or attempt to warn JT. She was right.  They would be good friends. The JT we […]

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When you have a baby, his milestones rule your life.  It starts with counting kicks while pregnant, the poos while a newborn, sleeping through the night, rolling over, sitting up, first words, crawling, walking, falls, first joke, first genius move, etc.  You get it.  Baby Milestones can make a room of women OOOH and AAAHH louder […]

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One day this month, I thought to myself, “I really love this project.”  I fixed dinner, ironed my clothes, poured a glass of wine, all the nightly rituals. But I woke up like someone had rearranged my bedroom furniture.  Like the whole house was a little off.  And then I realized  I forgot to record […]

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