From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Out of order

May 28, 2010

The reason I have been so quiet lately has a little something to do with this… And, yes, that is a white picket fence you’re seeing. A white picket fence dividing the front yard from a perfect sidewalk that leads to a park, an elementary school and hiking trails. This house is, quite possibly, the [...]

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Tisk. Tisk.

May 24, 2010

While he was in the midst of folding towels tonight I remembered the first time John had attempted to help me with laundry. He had offered and I had agreed – reluctantly. And then, in my true defensive and self-protective fashion, I snapped something at him like, “you’re not folding them tight enough. Just let [...]

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Dishevelment

May 20, 2010

The next time I say I am going to start my own business and a new workshop series – just stop me, shake me and then throw some cold water in my face. After two weeks of prep while managing client work and all of that new business stuff, the final Sway Workshop is under [...]

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Hello again

May 18, 2010

I think I need to re-introduce myself. I started this blog as a 28 year old with a far less wrinkles and even less of a clue on how to date as a single mom. Nearly three years later – here I am. With far more wrinkles, a giant 4 year old son and even [...]

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Shock and Awe

May 13, 2010

Many of you choose to write me at times in your life when you need to either say, “I don’t know how I am going to do this,” or “I’ve survived and feel absolutely content.” But every e-mail ends with a thank you. And for that, I can only say – each time – “no, [...]

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Generosity

May 11, 2010

Remember Benjamin’s E.T. doll? Well, E.T. is now in California, riding along with a sweet guy named Josh as he raises money for the San Francisco Aids Foundation. And he’s having so much fun. Can’t you tell? Read the entire story on how Benjamin generously passed E.T. along here. But, most of all, I’d love [...]

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On Miraculous Things

May 7, 2010

Our relationship has moved onto the next plateau and John Bear, by his own will, has decided to take on the daunting task of disciplining Benjamin. Having long ago earned Benjamin’s love, John is now earning his respect. And having recently decided that this is, indeed, what I want I have learned to step back [...]

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Benjamin and Public Transportation

May 3, 2010

Just in case you were wondering what the cutest boy on Earth looked like inside of a light rail train, or whatever Chicago’s CTA is… here you go. And no, you can not keep him.

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