Super Sensitive Super Power

The thing where your kid is just like you and you know first hand exactly what they are going through while not really knowing anything about them is a real thing. I always suspected that this might be the case. Back when I was a teenager my parents, the original ones, mom and dad, would […]

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The Life and Death of Red

One time I hid my dad’s cigarettes. I don’t know how old I was, but I was with my dad and step-mom, out in the parking lot outside my Auntie C and Uncle B’s townhouse. We were helping them move, and Uncle B had given me this small shoe box sized wooden box, with mother […]

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The pressure to Do

I feel the pressure to do. In all aspects of my life. I feel an expectation, across the board, to accomplish, to experience, to produce, to communicate. Is this a symptom of contemporary life? Must one always be doing? Be engaged? Be actively participating? I went to grad school wanting to write. I left grad […]

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Playing Games

“Mommy, will you play with me?” Is the question I hear most. It’s a question that comes when I’m reading, or checking facebook, or trying to remember and write down that great idea I had on the elliptical, or making dinner. Steeped in my own thoughts, the question breaks through, and I feel several answers […]

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School Sux part 2

Okay so I’m sitting here in the entry way to yet another school that could be an option for kindergarten.  Pre-school and pre-K were basically a bust and I don’t want to blow it with kindergarten. When my top choice pre-school was full, we opted for a Catholic school that, while it covered all the […]

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Gen X parents

This article showed up on my fb feed, and unlike most articles that show up in my fb feed, I read it. I read it because I’ll read pretty much anything that talks about Gen X, a generation that my birth in the exact middle of the 1970’s puts me at the tail end of. […]

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kicking open my heart

I had a whole crazy week this past week. I started a new job and kept my old job so now I have two part time jobs, and while lots of things about that are exactly what I want, starting a new job is always stressful. It’s uphill. It’s learning new expectations, new organizational principles, […]

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