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The Daily Grind

Redefining Family Vacations

June 28, 2017

I’m going to need to be complainey here just for a minute, ok?  I promise, I’ll get it out of my system so we can get back to interesting and fun things tomorrow. But today, I had that ‘cry in the car’ kind of day, and each of my friends and siblings have done their […]

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Holed Up

February 26, 2010

Benjamin came home with a headache on Tuesday. Which turned into a fever on Tuesday night. Which turned into puking on Wednesday night. Which turned into… ahhh, never mind. The sick fairies spared John Bear and I the vomiting but left us with severe headaches and congestion. Benjamin pukes like a champ by the way. […]

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Sunday Divine

May 3, 2009

I am not a church goer and may never be. But on every Sunday there is a moment of divine intervention in our apartment when this cottage cheese pancake makes it to my lips. Crispy, fluffy, and perfectly light they have actually brought tears to my eyes before. My parents made them for us when […]

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His first and his last.

March 18, 2009

On Saturday morning I slipped away in the middle of the night to jump on another plane. This time Benjamin had to stay behind. I let him fall asleep in my bed so I could watch him drift while I packed. He spent his last few moments awake begging me to stay, “Mommy, take me […]

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Oh snap. This is hard.

February 18, 2009

I haven’t had a cigarette in 48 hours. Feel free to cheer me on. I need it. Because on the inside this is how I feel: Also on my list of shit that’s really messing with me: Benjamin is sick as hell. He’s had a fever for three days. Now I’m feeling sick. I had […]

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To lift your spirits:

December 10, 2008

Slightly random but cheerful stuff to make you smile… Here’s an article I wrote for Single Minded Women.com on being a single mom over the holidays. I wrote this weeks ago – hadn’t read it again until now. And, it actually just cheered me up. Odd. Me cheering myself up. Any hoo… I’m completely insane […]

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O’ the stores outside are frightful…

December 4, 2008

Shopping with Benjamin is like pulling teeth. Shopping without Benjamin, as a nearly full-time single mom, is nearly impossible. Stores in general just scare the living shit out of me. If you don’t believe me, read this. So I’m doing 100% of my Christmas shopping online this year (I’m at least going to try my […]

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A cramp in my style…

November 5, 2008

Stress or maybe just too much to do – constantly running myself in a million directions – has weakened my immune system. Now I have some kind of nasty, nasty virus. So here I am, flat on my back, unable to walk across a room without severe pain from this nasty whatever it is. My […]

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The Dirty Laundry.

October 23, 2008

Every Wednesday night I take stock of the damage. Kitchen. Trashed. Living room. Even worse. I don’t even walk up to Benjamin’s room, I always save this for later so as not to send my body and mind into complete convulsions. But it’s just as bad. I’m not completely innocent here – much of the […]

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“Is your blog your boyfriend?”, etc.

October 11, 2008

Someone asked me if my blog was my boyfriend yesterday. I said – “Yes!” without hesitation. This blog is my boyfriend. It keeps me happy, makes me laugh and sometimes talks back. And it occupies my evenings. Ha! Is that nuts? I’m not sure… I’ve always been an extremely driven workaholic and writing has always been my passion.

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