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live out loud

July 10, 2014

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I have to go wig shopping. This time I’m not dressing up as the other woman to keep things hot in the cold category of matrimony. Nay. I need a double rainbow bob or a ponytail of braids, paired with…
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gossip mom

June 30, 2014

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Mama drama is over, or at least, on pause, now that school’s out. At least that’s what I’ve heard from friends around the country, given that I’ve chosen to ignore the mama drama that’s bound to happen when you send…
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war negotiation strategies: kids

June 20, 2014

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This morning I was negotiating a treaty between the feuding countries of Hers and His, with the latter region’s delegate secured in the bathroom. The drawbridge was up; there was an emote of tears. “The Art of War is an…
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everything we love is on loan

June 18, 2014

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Carol saved takeout containers, always sending people home with leftovers, yet somehow managing to amass a small architectural village behind her cupboard doors. A “mini-hoarder” my father used to tease. “What, Don? Ya never know.” When my father sat Shiva…
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orange is the new black: season 2 premiere screening

May 16, 2014

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I RSVP’d “Hell yes, plus 1″ to an invitation to the famed NYC Ziegfeld Theatre for a screening and after party to follow of the Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black. I’m assuming cast members will be present…
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queen bee musical moments?

May 15, 2014

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At home we’ve been working on how to respond when we’re playing a game in a group during recess and a friend swoops in and says, “We’re playing it this way!” And what to do when the whole group goes…
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get used to it

May 12, 2014

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Last week while Phil was out of town on business, the school principal called to tell me that she spoke with “Kind Sir” during recess, and that he seemed very anxious, sitting with the dandelions, blowing the soft petals in…
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clever love

April 29, 2014

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I hovered over the kitchen island, waiting for you to finish up your makeshift meal of leftover steak served on paper plates. Wheels of burrata cheese, floating on tomato islands, striped with basil ribbons and an olive oil stream. Eat…
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