Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wednesdays is for writing: The Stranger

Wow. I’m not sure I knew what I was getting myself into. It is Wednesday and, as I decreed, Wednesday is for writing. I’m still looking for writing starts. You don’t have to be a writer… just offer a few … Continue reading

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Wendesday is for writing

I’ve said it before… but it’s a continual theme in my life so it will get said again… it’s easy to get caught up in the details and lose the bigger picture. I’m supposed to be a writer but some … Continue reading

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To The Girl on her 16th birthday…

To The Girl, on her 16th birthday: I have had the privilege of knowing you for nearly a decade. I’ve watched you grow from the precocious, and talkative, 5 year old who made me read Elmo backwards and forwards… to … Continue reading

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Suddenly not a fan of Grey’s Anatomy.

It’s past 11 o’clock at night. I’m wide awake with no thoughts of bed any time soon… I seem to have turned to a glass of wine to calm my shaky nerves. What has me in this state? I’m very … Continue reading

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Not so ready for school….

I have, so far, had a relatively low key reaction to the Big Dude starting school. In fact, I have been excited for him. He is SO ready. He and his little buddies are planning play dates daily out of … Continue reading

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A self-imposed silence forces me to listen to my body…

I am coming to understand just how much our mental state controls our bodies. I’ve been reading the book I mentioned earlier, Bernie Seigel’s Love, Medicine and Miracles with a sense of incredulity. I has seemed so amazing that our … Continue reading

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Birthday guilt trip…

I got a guilt trip for my birthday. It was not quite was I was hoping for. It started out sweetly enough. The Dudes came rushing into the bedroom at 6:30 (The Husband could hold them off no longer) with … Continue reading

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Already missing my Canadian Living

My mother has, as long as I can remember, been reading Canadian Living. It was when I was living on my own and started getting my own copies that I felt like an adult. It is my dream magazine in … Continue reading

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The texting neophyte as an uncool step-mom

I remember being a teenager and wondering why my parents simply couldn’t understand why I would spend hours on the phone with a friend who lived just a block away? They wondered why we didn’t just talk in person. I … Continue reading

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Self-confidence… lost and found.

It’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of daily life: to get overwhelmed or feel like the daily stressors are getting the best of you. I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately. I think the challenge is … Continue reading

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