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Graduation Celebration! (ie. Cryfest 2013)

I feel a ramble coming on.  You’ve received fair warning. There is something about having kids that makes life crystal clear, with all of the complexities of simultaneous joy and pain.  But it also blurs the lines.  It leaves you raw, which allows for so much more joy to press itself up against you, soothing [...]

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The Kids Will be Okay

All weekend I felt it building.  Fear, worry, sadness.  By Sunday night it peaked into what I can only describe as an anxiety attack. My heart was racing;  I could feel it strongly beating in my chest so very quickly.  I couldn’t catch my breath.  I couldn’t fall asleep.  My whole body was tense. I [...]

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Living

My blogging routine goes something like this:  Think of something I feel like discussing, fight to find a few free minutes during nap time or after the boys’ bedtime on nights my husband has class, write. I don’t do a lot of pausing, thinking or editing.  Pretty much, I just kind of swoop a net [...]

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I Think I’m Ready

I know.  This isn’t the first time.  It’s happened before. You’re starting to think it might be a genuine flaw.  The Real Me: Inconsistent. It’s probably true. But I am also nothing if not full of excuses.  I’m sure at this point you’re wondering if I’m looking for more friends since I sound so lovely [...]

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Oh, Life

It seems the older I get and the deeper into life, the trickier everything becomes. And clearer. But not always in a happy way. Maybe I was always naive.  Or oblivious.  Or just too optimistic. But I didn’t see this coming.  I didn’t see life being like this. It’s taken me weeks and weeks to [...]

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I Am Willing to Take Loaner Ponies, Unicorns, Butterflies or Babies

It has been a fantastic month…in theory. I turned 30. John Xavier turned 1. I got a new and exciting job. My sister-in-law got engaged and I get to be a bridesmaid. My mom had an opening for a botanical art show she is in at the New York Botanical Garden. I officially became a [...]

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