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my green monday

December 8, 2014

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My morning was going to consist of bringing my car in for maintenance, for working on a website, and for swinging by the ice skating rink to sign up for continued skating lessons for the sprouts. An ambitious day would follow with a gym visit, and superman mama day would included a stop at the […]

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thanksgiving birth announcement

November 5, 2014

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thanksgiving birth announcement

Putting aside the obvious visual imagery of trussing the legs together after removing the bloody signs of life, Thanksgiving is an awful lot like giving birth. It’s a pain you’ll always remember but also somehow forget when you consider having another one. This particular gem of an analogy came upon me last year, at the […]

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when rejected, will a man quit or try harder?

January 22, 2014

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Calling all Men

Just wanted to jot this down and make some sense of it while it’s top of mind. I was directed to a Psychology Today article about research performed, where the resulting conclusion was this: “Bright girls believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while bright boys believe that they can develop ability through effort […]

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why your doctor can’t be handsome

January 16, 2014

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I have a stash of blood test forms, handed to me by doctors, upon which I’ve just never quite followed through. Tests for testosterone levels and metabolic workups. I’ve stashed them to the side, knowing that I’d follow through come the new year. Despite my frequent visits to a dermatologist and gynecologist, I haven’t been […]

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last minute moms

September 23, 2013

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Pre-wrapped gifts, complete with personalized photo gift tags

My mother wasn’t ever a big planner. When it came to clothes, she always made sure we were set, stockpiling our drawers, outfitting us with dress shoes and a proper dress coat each and every year. But overall, she is very laid back, a parenting trait I’ve definitely inherited. And I’ve always felt boastful about […]

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do you love in details or broad strokes?

April 29, 2013

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do you love in details or broad strokes?

My mother bought the home in which I was raised because she liked the wallpaper in the bathroom. They’re too small to be deal-breakers, and they’d never make any cockamamie list you could ever dream up in a diary, but it’s the details that get us. Whether he’s your perfect match in the broad strokes […]

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christmas in connecticut

December 15, 2012

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Tartan Christmas Tree

Trimmed the tree with my beans & niece from Danbury, CT today – making memories… When spaces are missing, we try to fill them with answers, even when they’re the wrong ones, even when there aren’t any. We begin by saying, “there are no words,” then follow the silence with a muttered declaration that we […]

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why haters really hate

August 29, 2012

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Sometimes the hostility and contempt towards me isn’t mired in jealousy. It’s often anchored in rejection. A scorned acquaintance who believed we were friends, a guy I’d rejected, the current spouse of one of my exes, a friend of the woman who’s now with an ex, a friend of one of my exes, family members […]

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