Category Archives: On a Serious Note

Letter to My Daughters

Dear Children of Mine, You drive me crazy. I mean literally crazy. I was a completely sane person before you came into my life. Well, maybe not completely sane, but I could at least get out of the house with … Continue reading

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We’ve Made it This Far, Baby!

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Two and a half years ago, Early Bird was born at 28 weeks gestation. She spent the first 10 weeks of her life in the NICU, where she had to learn to breathe, eat, and regulate her body temperature without … Continue reading

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Am I Mom Enough? My Kids Seem to Think So…

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On the shelves this week is an issue of Time magazine that has sparked some controversy. If you have not seen the cover photo already, it features a three-year old boy standing on a stool facing his mother and suckling at … Continue reading

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Trauma and Joy Revisited

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For most families, the birth of a child is a joyous occasion. In the months preceding the event, there is a lot of activity and anticipation. Names are debated. New outfits are purchased. A place in the house is prepared … Continue reading

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No Easy Task

Being a mother is by no means an easy task. A mom is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no days off. There is no sick leave. And even when she has other things … Continue reading

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I Remember Where I Was When: On Collective Memories

Imagine yourself in your sixth grade classroom. The principal comes to the door and motions for your teacher to come out into the hall. In her absence, someone throws a crumpled piece of paper in your direction. You turn around … Continue reading

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Such Devoted Sisters

“She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities.  She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.  She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who … Continue reading

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