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Pebbles in the river of motherhood.

As Ben lay his head down on the pillow, he said with unbridled excitement, “I can’t wait to get my white belt tomorrow!” I paused, "Ben, I don’t think they give out white belts the first day of class. Don’t get your hopes up, kay?” His...

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On being perfect moms before we had kids.

On being perfect moms before we had kids.

"Come on Ben! You have to toughen up!" I say this to him after urging him to do his practice math test all morning. I say this after he's blamed his teacher, math (for being stupid and boring) and me for not feeding him properly. (For the...

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The magic medicine of the camera.

The magic medicine of the camera.

Sometimes they overstimulate me completely. The noise, the rowdiness, the fighting, the constant fingers in everyone's butts. My HSP little heart starts to lose it. After being very shouty (which didn't work) I pulled out my camera and...

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CSP #49: Boys & Sex with Peggy Orenstein

CSP #49: Boys & Sex with Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Don’t Call Me Princess, Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a...

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Our little LA fiasco! 😫

Our little LA fiasco! 😫

Remember that bacon-wrapped hot dog?   If you read my last newsletter, you might know that my son got food poisoning from a bacon-wrapped hot dog from a street vendor. (I know, sketchy!) But when I started the same uncontrollable...

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The pumpkin pie pusher.

The pumpkin pie pusher.

She saw me holding the pie with a look of uncertainty. "Do you need some help?" she asked. "How much is it?" I replied, aware that gluten-free pies (or anything gluten free) can be super expensive. She showed me the bottom of the box -...

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