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Kera Linnea
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Teenager Redux.
So, as it turns out, Erica had an excellent reason for drenching herself in perfume. She needed to hide the smell of the marijuana and cigarettes she'd been smoking at lunch.  I wish I was kidding. My eighth grader has been leaving campus with a group of fr...
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Teenager
The biggest mistake I made, when embarking on this parenthood journey, was not thinking through the biggest consequence of having babies, which is that babies grow into teenagers. I was a FABULOUS birth to age 5 parent. No small children were as snuggled an...
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Mea Culpa, Skinny Hippies.
About 15 years ago, I bought a Yoga DVD.  Every day for about a week I would circle the thing, warily eyeing it, and thinking about popping it in. But knowing how inflexible and clumsy and generally uncoordinated I am, I was too afraid to try it. At the tim...
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Footsie
When I look back on 2013, it's gonna be remembered as the year my feet sucked nonstop. First, there was the ingrown toenail of January, caused, I am certain, by my going on a running kick for three weeks. As evidence, I present the fact that by February, bo...
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Cicada Parenting
I'm pretty sure I saw this somewhere else online, years ago. It has more of the ring of memory about it than of original thought, but anyway: Cicadas have the right idea. They bury their young in a hole until they turn 17.   Erica is thirteen. For the most ...
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NaBloPoMaybe?
Back when I first started this blog, one of the things I looked forward to was NaBloPoMo. After all, it was my favorite time of year as a blog reader, so obviously I would love it as a blog author, right?  Hahahaha. Oh, my sweet summer blogger self! Fast fo...
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