Month: February 2015

listen to your mother

Listen to Your Mother

I’m supposed to be on vacation right now. Actually, I AM on vacation right now, hidden away on a cabin on an island with a few close friends, but I just had to share something. I recently did something brave and scary: I worked up the nerve to audition for Listen To Your Mother. What is …

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How to deal with disappointment

I know that one of my jobs as a parent is to teach her how to deal with disappointment – but not like this; this isn’t what I had in mind. We should be working on learning how to gracefully accept that she gets what she gets for dinner, and not necessarily a doughnut. We …

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Here’s to the moms

To the mom who brings her child her own cup cake to a kid’s birthday party, I know you get looks from the other parents, but I understand. Food sensitivities are nothing to mess with. I know you stayed up late working on that cupcake. You made it extra pretty. You brought it, not because …

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Traveling to Alaska

I’m thinking about going to Alaska. Next week. Who goes to Alaska in February? This is the time of year even Alaskans try to escape. Well, my mom, for starters. And my brother. They’re both moving back to Alaska and decided to caravan together. Last time I went to Alaska, it was in the middle of …

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Comparing Pain

She wanted to talk to me about cancer, but she hesitated. She was worried because she thought her cancer wasn’t as bad as mine. When I finally realized the reason for the hesitation, for the trepidation in her voice, my heart dropped. She had just apologized because she thought her cancer wasn’t bad enough. No …

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