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In a few days my 21-year-old daughter will board an airplane (by herself) and travel halfway around the world (by herself) to spend four and a half months studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia (not by herself but with people with much cooler accents … and koalas, which are my very favorite animal). And for the […]

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My girls are now 20 and 15, and for every year I’ve been their mother I’ve been envious of them.Is it because of their youth and the years of possibility they have in front of them? Obviously.Is it their thick, luxurious heads of hair? Since their births are the reason I lost mine, absolutely (and […]

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Two years ago my daughter was about to leave the nest. The soft, feathered, built-painstakingly-by-hand nest I’d created for her since the moment I knew she existed. Fine, her father helped…but still. I knew I needed to tell her all the things before she left, but didn’t feel like I needed to write one of the […]

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Last week was my birthday. For those (16) of you who’ve been hanging around here since the beginning, you’ve helped me through the last four of them. Sure, maybe we haven’t been together in person, but since I started this blog it’s been a form of therapy for me, and when you pass a *cough* […]

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It’s that time of year again. The time when your social media feeds are chock-full of subliminal (yet passive-aggressive) messages that are supposed to make you motivated to get your act together and turn the New Year into a New You but really just make you feel like shit about your current self. I hate resolutions. And […]

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When Thing 1 left for college 13 months ago, the worst part actually wasn’t having to deal with my own tears and sadness, but having to listen to Thing 2’s. For the entire five-hour ride back home. It might not be surprising news to those of you who know them or those of you who’ve been […]

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Last week, right after taking the older daughter back to college and the resulting fallout (i.e., shoe-buying excursions) that occurred from that, the younger daughter began serving her time in the big house. High school. Ninth grade. Freshman year.   As you might imagine, there was some wine consumed. And while my rising freshman had spent […]

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14 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy night, and my husband had woken me up at 4:30 a.m. to say a quick goodbye. He was going to NYC for a business meeting, had to catch a 6 a.m. […]

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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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