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My oldest boy is 5, and has been in a structured, educational environment for over two years. He has moved from nursery to pre-school to pre-K to kindergarten, and I have shed nary a tear.  I absolutely understand the emotions of parents who send their beloved child of to the big world of kindergarten, especially… Read More

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I don't have any statistics to back this up (though I could totally Google that), but I think many marriages don't end with one huge calamitous event. They don't always end overnight, with one deal breaker. Marriages die a thousand deaths before they truly end. Before I go on, I want to say that my marriage is… Read More

The Mother I Am

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“I believe that we don't choose our stories," she began, leaning forward. "Our stories choose us." She paused and took a sip of water. Her hand, I noticed was steady. "And if we don't tell them, then we are somehow diminished.” - Dani Shapiro, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life It's natural… Read More

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Inspired by Kristen (who asked the original nine questions of herself), and Nina.   1. Do you share your work with your partner or spouse? Does it matter if it’s been published yet?  I don't. Not because I don't want to, but my writing is something that is all my own in every sense of the word… Read More

Half Measures

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There is an episode of Breaking Bad that I can't stop thinking about. It's when one of the characters, Mike, tells Walter White, the story of half measures. In a nutshell, a woman died when she didn't have to, because Mike only took half measures, instead of going all out to protect her. His decision had… Read More

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