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I Hope You Never Know

Mon Jan 23 2017

The truth is, I hope all my friends never have to experience the oppression that made that beautiful international march necessary. This is my letter to those who can’t fathom why the march resonated with so many of us. View at huffingtonpost »

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Its' Not the End of the World (Yet)

Fri Jan 20 2017

It feels like the end of the world. I want to lie on the floor for the next four years. (The couch takes too much effort and offers too much comfort.) Many of my friends are fired up and mobilizing, but I’m not there yet. I’m still lying on the floor. View at huffingtonpost »

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A Mother’s Response to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Fri Jan 06 2017

Airports were always happy places for me. They contained the expectation of adventure and were filled with people going somewhere, and I was one of those people, too. Every summer, my brother and I boarded a plane in Rochester, NY, and followed a daisy chain of connecting flights to end in Anchorage, Alaska, over 4,000 miles away. View at huffingtonpost »

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A Divorced Mom Talks to Her Children About Marriage

Tue Dec 27 2016

I don’t want my kids to grow up thinking they are failures if they get divorced. I don’t want them to think that they even have to get married. And I also don’t want them to think happily ever after is just a pipe dream they can never achieve. View at huffingtonpost »

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Straightland, a Family Emigration Story

Tue Dec 20 2016

Leaving Straightland was easy, we just had to walk through the closet door. View at huffingtonpost »

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How I Obtained an Elf on the Shelf Against my Will

Fri Dec 09 2016

How can I threaten to call Santa to report on the children's misdeeds if Santa already has a spy embedded in our household? It’s an abdication of authority. The Santa threat is very important to my parental strategy this time of year. View at huffingtonpost »

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Generation Gap: Normalizing Alternative Families

Tue Nov 29 2016

I made my mother a ninja whether she wanted to be a ninja or not because it's my blog and I can make people ninjas if I want to. View at huffingtonpost »

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In Which a Non-Sports Fan Watches the World Series and Likes It

Thu Nov 03 2016

I’m not a sports person, though I am a sports mom. I spend multiple days a week watching my kids play hockey or baseball, depending on the season. But I don’t actually like sports. View at huffingtonpost »

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The Painful Birth of My Website Which Has Not Actually Been Born Yet

Fri Oct 28 2016

I tried to make my own website. “You’re so lucky that your SigO is a programmer! I bet you have a great website!” someone said to me recently. “Not so much. He feels like I should be able to do it all on my own,” I answered. View at huffingtonpost »

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Elephant Skin, Grinning Corpse Face, and Fighting Gravity

Mon Sep 05 2016

Let me just come out and say that I will be 43 this weekend. I’m not soliciting gifts or cake, I just want you to understand that when I say that the skin between my eyes is starting to resemble an elephant’s knee, I’m not exaggerating. View at huffingtonpost »

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I Clean the Fridge and Ruminate About Marriage

Thu Aug 25 2016

I cleaned out the refrigerator today. I mean like I took everything out and washed the shelves kind of clean. If you know anything about me, you would know this is not a common occurrence. View at huffingtonpost »

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Sometimes You Are Not a Victim - You Are an Asshole

Wed Dec 31 2014

I have, for a lot of my life, suffered from a victim complex — you know the one, where everything in your life is someone else’s fault. It is only now, a good six years after my second divorce that I am starting to see how I was no treat to live with. View at huffingtonpost »

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