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Action

What concerns me most about the Stanford rape case: it is but one. It is but one of many, many horrible scenarios that occur on campuses and elsewhere in a culture that does not protect its women. Usually, bicyclists don't catch the rapist in action....

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the way the love goes around

I love being a mom, but I sometimes forget that during the really hard parts. I don't forget that I love them, I forget that motherhood is one of the greatest, most wonderful works of life. It does not always feel like that when you're...

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To Those Who Show Up and Give Love

Happy Father's Day to all of those who dad up, who do the work, who cut their kids' food, who change diapers, who rock and rock and rock their babies,   who take the time to explain and to listen, who relate to their sons' and daughters' interests...

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Leave It All Out On The Field

Some day there won't be a baby in my arms and on my hip and my arms will feel funny; my hip will jut out, I'll rock from side to side, I'll bounce – all out of habit, like phantom limbs can give you pain....

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Ask Her More

My 4-year-old likes clothes. She likes to play dress-up and take her show on the road, which means that often I am wandering around the grocery store with Rapunzel by my side. If I saw her, I would ask her about her dress. If you could...

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No One Wins Who Hasn’t Lived

Today is the first day of spring.  I have been shuttling my kids around all winter, stuffing them into coats and car seats and hurrying for drop offs and pick ups.  We’ve been running all around, sometimes for something and a lot of times for...

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The Sweet Spot

  It was 7 degrees outside when we walked inside this conservatory.  We saw color, we started sweating, we felt like we were a family of Dorothys stepping out of black and white and into colorful Oz.  We all started laughing for no reason other than,...

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Rocking On

This little baby boy who’s in pink pajamas has been rocked to sleep for almost two years now.  Every nap, every night night.  Sometimes, I get annoyed while I rock him – “Just go to sleep!” I think.  After particularly long days, I add an...

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It Feels Like An Assault And It Is Love

  (Skip this intro if you follow me on Facebook). *** I come from a long-line of people who like their space.  My Grandma Anne, for whom I was named, was happy to see us when we arrived at her home and then waved excitedly at the door...

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Arc of Life, If You’re Lucky

Arc of Life, If You’re Lucky “Did you get what you wanted?” Age 3: “YES!  Exactly!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!” Age 43: “I think so.  It’s all a lot harder than I thought, but we’re doing it.” Age 83: “YES!  It was work, and there were mistakes, but it all worked...

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