Category Archives: family life

Today my baby girl turns 14. Fourteen. What a sucky age. But really, do you remember it? No? That’s because it probably sucked. Think about it. At 14 you were at puberty’s peak and at the mercy of the multitude of hormones that were making your emotions run the gamut from elation to devastation that all took […]

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You guys, I’m a failure. For the past two years I’ve been trying fiercely to halt the hands of time, and I just can’t. A year ago, as I was staring in the face of my daughter’s graduation and her impending departure from our little nest, I wrote a short post (one of my favorites) about how […]

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I love to sleep. Actually, that’s an understatement, but I can’t think of another word besides “love” that conveys the message more. I cherish sleep? Worship sleep? Yeah, those too. It’s true. My mother tells me that when I was a little girl, a bedtime wasn’t necessary. In fact, I’d often ask her how much longer […]

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This Christmas, for the first time in 19 years, I didn’t buy a toy. Oh, it’s been years since I’ve bought a Barbie or a Build-a-Bear, but for the past couple of years my 13-year-old was into making YouTube videos with Littlest Pet Shop figures, so her Christmas list still contained a few wishes for new […]

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I’m in the middle of an annual Hell I create for myself this time of year. I call it “The Great Balancing Act,” and the hellish part of it is in the actual balancing. Let me explain. Every Christmas I make it a point to not only get my girls the exact same number of […]

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My daughter took her first college final yesterday. You know what that means? “She’s been existing on pop-tarts and anxiety for the past week?” you say. Well, sure, but besides that. It means her first semester of college is over. Justlikethat. For those of you who rode shotgun with me on the angst-ridden journey that […]

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At some point* in the next few days I’ll be the mother of a 19-year-old. *I actually do know when, in case you were worried. A nineteen year old. (BRB, I need to go do a shot and sing some Wham! so I don’t feel as old as that makes me sound.) The point is, most some there’s […]

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You guys. YOU GUYS. Guess what just happened to me? I opened up my Friday Favorites’ post that I’d written 90% of yesterday only to discover it didn’t save. I’m not kidding. All that’s in my draft box is the list of favorites I keep throughout the week so when Thursday or Friday come I […]

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I can hear your thoughts. No really, I can. Good grief! you are thinking, not another post having to do with the whole college thing!  To which I say, Hey, I hear ya, sister (or brother). But since I cannot stop ALL THE FEELS GOING ON I gotta to do what I do: Write about them. If […]

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Yesterday I checked another big life event off the list. Something that you hear about other people doing but don’t really think about doing yourself until you are in the middle of it. Botox? Colonoscopy? No, I took my daughter shopping for college. You know, the anticipated trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target […]

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