Ten Seconds

I know a mother who lost her son this week. It was very sudden. The blink of an eye. And since I don’t have the words to comfort her (I don’t think those words even exist), I’m asking everyone who…

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Warning: This post contains the word fuck. But I think you’ll agree it was totally necessary. I came across this pumpkin at Fresh Market today. My first reaction was, “Cool!” Then I saw the price and I thought, “What the…

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The Halloween Aisle

What you see if you DON’T have little kids: Cuteness. What you see if you DO have little kids: Lice.

Dear Guns

Dear Guns, It’s not your fault. You’re just a bunch of plastic and metal and powder. How could I be mad at you? You don’t know any better. I’m mad at the people who disrespect you. The people who send…

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Shonah Tovah

It’s Rosh Hashanah. My husband is Jewish. My kids are half Jewish. And I just make the matzo balls. But it’s days like this when I find myself feeling waves of guilt and confusion. Jason and I have yet to…

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Be thoughtful.

A quiet post reflecting on what happened 16 years ago today. I hope people can learn to be more thoughtful. All of the cyber bullying, marching for a cruel purpose, denying anyone the right to be who they are, turning…

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Russian Hackers

My kids are 50% Russian. They also have the codes to our iPhones. You do the math.

Love and Ireland

So, I recently promised to tell a story about me, my dad and a boy in Ireland. Here it is. It was 2000. We were on a family vacation visiting relatives in Ireland. Believe it or not, one of our…

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Working Mom with OCD

It’s hard to be a working mom. I mean, let’s be honest. It’s even harder to be a stay-at-home mom. Ok, and if we’re being really honest, forget the kids. It’s hard to be a woman. Oh, who am I…

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