Love At The Drugstore

I was waiting in a ridiculously long line at the drugstore yesterday, annoyed because I was in a rush and they weren’t calling any back-up cashiers. At the front of the line, I noticed a teenage couple hugging, holding hands, laughing, and basically gazing at each other adoringly. Watching them, I felt a twinge of […]

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Notes From A Substitute Teacher

Six years ago, I considered going back to school to get a certificate in elementary education. I thought teaching would be a pretty sweet gig, with summers off to spend with my kids. I got a job working as a substitute teacher in our district, with kids in grades K-8. Figured I should “test the […]

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Charlie’s Big Adventure

It was totally my fault. A few days ago, our sweet, beloved dog Charlie went missing. It was me who let him out. Me, who got distracted by the million things moms get distracted with, me who just plain forgot about him. With the chaos of a houseful of kids, it was hours before anyone […]

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The Most Scandalous Read of My Childhood

“We must-we must-we must increase our bust!” Oh, how I loved this book. The most scandalous read of my pre-teen years. This is my original, autographed copy from 1980, one of my most prized childhood treasures. The cover is torn off, and the pages are frayed and stained from being dragged around with me everywhere […]

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Those Are Not My Real Boobs

Those are not my real boobs. Let me explain. It was the first day of kindergarten for my youngest child and I arrived at the classroom to pick her up at the end of the day. All of the children were running up to their parents proudly displaying their new drawings of flowers, hearts and […]

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A Lesson By Sunrise

It had been one of THOSE mornings. Where everybody overslept, nobody could find clean socks, and a full bowl of milk and cereal crashed to the kitchen floor, shattering into a million pieces. Where the kids moved too slowly. Where I yelled too much. Getting three kids off to three different schools every morning was […]

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