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*This is an updated post of one originally published on 9/11/12 13 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 goodbye. He was going to NYC for […]

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When I started college, I wanted to be a news anchor. Correction: I wanted to be the next Mary Hart (my love of Hollywood and obsession with the absurdity of celebrity life goes way, way back). So I enrolled in the Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications at Arizona State University and began my journey to […]

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I’m not a perfect parent. Am I raising kids who are polite and respectful and who don’t get in trouble? Yes. Is it because of my parenting? It shit-sure is. But don’t get me wrong, now that my kids are older I often forget to make them meals (and by “forget” I mean I choose […]

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Last week I was walking down the sidewalk in the small town near our cabin, and coming toward me was a large man-boy who was walking about three feet in front of his tiny little girl who was about two years old and was toddling along at the normal pace for a toddling two year […]

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I’m a child of divorce, several times over. Well, technically twice, but since my mother and step-father split up and got back together a time or two unofficially before making it official, I think I can safely call it ‘several’. You might say I grew up without a very positive example of what a successful […]

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I think a fun experiment would be to make educated adults take the ACT test and see how they do. And by “fun” I, of course, mean painful and eye-opening and embarrassing. Because, although both my husband and I hold master’s degrees and graduated with honors, helping our daughter study for her second go ’round […]

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Like most families who aren’t Amish, hiding in a bunker or employees of Nickelodeon, our family loves Disney movies. Princesses, beasts, witches, sea-urchins, talking jungle animals – we love them all.  In 1995, Disney blew our minds with Toy Story. If you were a parent then, you’ll remember how astounded you were by the computer […]

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