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    My firstborn is graduating

    May is just around the corner and this year there are mixed feelings about that. My oldest, the one who made me a mother, graduates in May. And we can hardly breathe through the panic. She, about what’s ahead for her and me, for how that changes everything for us. Why didn’t I foresee all […]

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    Bring back the bee!

    I have five cutting boards, which is quite a lot when your house is small. I almost gave most of them away in an impromptu Marie Kondo session. They made it to the giveaway box before I realized they did indeed bring me much more than joy. They provided companionship and listening skills and doubled […]

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    New Year. Better me, not a new me.

    I remember my first grade teacher asking me what my name was on the first day of school. I opened my mouth to answer, but no sound came out. I remember other times that I fully intended to speak, to give input, but was met with only silence. That is still me when I try […]

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