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Happy P.O.’d Monday, Mamas!

***THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY. BUT, IF YOU DON'T LIKE SARCASM, DON'T READ IT: YOU WON'T FIND IT FUNNY. SARCASM IS MEAN TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T SPEAK SARCASM. WE SPEAK SARCASM AS A FLUENT SECOND LANGUAGE IN OUR HOME AND SO IT WAS/IS FUNNY...

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To Plant Something Good Anywhere

For all of the hate, there is this love. For all of the anger, this contentment. For all of the despair, this hope. This is as real as all of that. Each of us, to some extent, lives in a bubble of our own making. It gets punctured from...

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Love

At first, I fell. Into my husband's eyes and his heart. Now, though, I often forget the falling. I know he does, too. That was a lifetime ago - three lifetimes ago, actually. We work to love, not because it is hard to do (though...

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Guns

Every day in Illinois, some of us get cold little shivers up our spines when we open doors that have stickers like this one on them. Many times, we are dropping off our children at their schools or daycares, their ballet classes or basketball games...

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In the Blur

Is it blurry where you are, too? It is a little bit here. I don't know if it's because of how fast everything is moving or because of some old tears in our eyes; it was a hard month. Everyone is just fine; of course...

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Dancing Circles Around Us

We buried their grandma yesterday. We all feel hung over from grief, from happiness, from family, from life, from death, from not enough sleep, from everyone being way too sick way too many times over the past month. We are just so much fun to...

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Repo’d

Do you ever see people who are getting to experience all of the wonderful things of life and you feel a tiny bit envious of all that they're living? Well, I feel bad that I'm going to be one of those people for you today. I...

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Make It Count

Pat's mom had a massive stroke two weeks ago. It is so not good. Every night when he gets home from seeing her, we talk about how she is. Our conversation eventually turns, then, to what we want for ourselves. We use a bunch of if/then...

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“I Am Crying Right Now” Over A Tooth

My kid lost a tooth tonight. We somehow misplaced the lost tooth within an hour of it falling out of his head and you would think his right foot has been amputated and misplaced. My goodness. I am blaming the drama on the day-after-a-sugar-hangover, which,...

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