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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...
This is how it happens
as it does
when the weather turns,
when all of a sudden
the leaves have changed color.
Where did the green go?
Here comes the snow.
When all of a sudden
the sleeping on your shoulder
and the generosity of their words
have been replaced
by friend sleepovers
and one-word answers.
Arc of Life, If You’re Lucky
“Did you get what you wanted?”
“YES! Exactly! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!”
“I think so. It’s all a lot harder than I thought, but we’re doing it.”
“YES! It was work, and there were mistakes, but it all worked...
My kids are doing fine with school. I, however, am having a harder time. In general, I’ve never been a very good rule follower. As a child, I questioned and argued. As a young adult, I went to law school, which is the place for...
I haven’t had a conversation of any substance with my husband for many days. At night, we fall into our couch to watch a show, and then one by exhausted one, like drunken college coeds, we meander into our bedroom where we indiscriminately pop up...
Want to know why parenting more than one child is hard? Because if you have more than one child, they probably aren’t going to be the same. At all. Because they are different people. Isn’t that difficult? The individuality? The fact that their favorite meals...