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Category Archives: Family
Want Some Salsa With that Chip on your Shoulder?
I get weirdly compulsive when I’m busy, or when stress overwhelms me. When my brother-in-law lay dying in a hospital, I cleaned closets till the wee hours of the night. When my kids were little, I counted. Steps up the … Continue reading
Happy 16th Birthday to the Girl
Sixteen years ago (and a few hours), I looked like this. That’s my then-six-year-old son cheesing it up in the foreground, for perspective. When pregnant women tell me they think they’re “huge” I think of this image and chuckle. Women … Continue reading
5 Awesomely Outrageous (and Useful) Summer Chores for Teens
Apply the Dewey Decimal system to the family’s collection of books. Vacuum or sweep all the closet floors. (What? You can’t find the floors? Oh, I guess you better clean out the closets, first.) Alphabetize the spices in the pantry. … Continue reading
Eighth Grade: We’re Not Going to Miss You.
It was a rough year. No one in our family is sad to see eighth grade come to a close. The girl is looking forward to high school and all the promise of more advanced studies, a larger pool of … Continue reading