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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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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Today was supposed to have a super-burst of oxygenation, thanks to a trip to Phipps Botanical Conservatory.  I’ve been looking forward to my antioxidant cocktail of orchid scents and fern gullies, but…

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Dear Immediate Family Members of Mine, Perhaps I’ve forgotten to tell you lately that I adore you.  I dote on you, to use a word learned from our spelling test…

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To get my girl to glow, give her a compliment, in front of other people, and go overboard with the gushing praise.  This may also get my introvert girl to…

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October 7 | Love I have become a member of a tribe.  A tribe I never knew existed in the sub-culture of motherhood, but now I am a full-blooded, card-carrying…

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