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A little ode to Ben.

A little ode to Ben.

"Do you know a song about the sun coming?" he asked me. "The sun is coming, the sun is coming..." "Here comes the sun?" I asked and started to sing. "Yeah," he smiled. "Do you know that's a Beatles song?" I love this kid. I love that when...

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The Mama Monster

The Mama Monster

The mama monster reared her head last night. You know the one. She creeps up despite your best judgment. She surprises you with her ferocity. She roars. Sometimes you exit your body and watch her and think, Wow... who the heck is that? ...

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The battle for the steering wheel

The battle for the steering wheel

Nico and I have a running battle these days. Nico wants to drive. Yes, like DRIVE THE CAR by himself. He sits in the front seat, asks for the keys, and when I refuse he pushes every switch and button he can possibly find. Wrenching him...

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On getting more help thank you think you deserve*

On getting more help thank you think you deserve*

I was honored to participate in the Mother's Day Rally for Mental Health on Katherine Stone's blog (Postpartum Progress) this year. Katherine posted letters to new moms from 24 writers who have gone through postpartum depression or...

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