When the first note–the wrong note–soared out of her violin, I stopped breathing.  She stood in front of the audience of strangers, of other children fingering violins, guitars, and piano music, and…

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Extrovert-me takes longer to wake up than introvert-me.  I’m fairly balanced, personality wise, between the extrovert and introvert, and while introvert-me looks at the dividing line between the two zones with…

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If you could see us, a group of women battling the pernicious “baby weight” war of life, you’d also see a flock of children swirling around us, perhaps on us, like a firefly…

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2 inches and 6 pounds.  We cheer her growth–an appreciative audience of me, the pediatrician, the PA resident–while Miss C swishes bruised shins against the crinkled mess she’s made of her paper…

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I’m relearning addition and subtraction alongside Miss I, and can I tell you, 12-5=? still has me doing some mental finger counting.  I feel much more comfortable with the opposing…

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