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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

My daughter is 18 today. She was my first baby – my first experience feeling totally unprepared and incompetent. My husband and I were young – 23 and 21 – and it was trial by fire. Her first week at home was spent wrapped in a glowing blanket to ward off jaundice. She lost the…

Come, Be Social With Me

When it comes to blogging best practices, it seems as though you’re expected to have a Facebook page, a Twitter handle and an Instagram feed where your readers can connect with you on social media. Some really ambitious bloggers may even set up YouTube channels, launch Periscope shows and create Tumblr pages. But me? In…

My Fellow Republicans, You are Being Played

This isn’t a political blog, and I have no intention of turning it into one. But I simply can’t sit on my hands anymore. For my fellow Republicans who are smitten with Donald Trump, I must ask: Why, why, why???? Why are we letting a man who was, until very recently, a Democrat run away…

In Gratitude for My Husband’s Friends

My husband’s best friend got married today. It was a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day to a beautiful woman. My husband would be thrilled. After all, he’d been asking for years when his friend was going to “put a ring on it.” But my husband couldn’t be there. He’s a little tied up in…

The Week Ahead: What’s On Tap

Even though I don’t think anyone is reading here yet (if I’m wrong: hello!), I am all about using public accountability to get things done. Here’s how the week ahead should look for me: Things I Need to Do 7 articles have hard deadlines this week. 1 child has a marching band competition. 5 of…