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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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…you never know what you’re gonna get. If my 2014 had a motto, that old, overused —yet always fun to say in your best Forrest Gump voice—adage would be it. Actually, when I think about it, that metaphor would have worked beautifully for 2012 and 2013 as well. Let’s just say that I’ve bitten into a […]

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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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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’ve been a parent for 17 and a half years. Wait.  I’ve been a parent for 17 and a half years?!? No wonder I’m drinking napping more. Along the way I’ve learned a lot of important lessons that I think some of you younger, newer parents might appreciate and find useful, and that might make your life […]

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Like most people, I count my High School and college graduations, my wedding day and the births of my children as my life’s major moments. Until today. With apologies to Saguaro High School, ASU, NAU, Husband and the Things, something happened earlier today that trumped them all. Scott Baio re-tweeted me. Wait….what?? SCOTT BAIO RE-TWEETED […]

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