Category Archives: The Girl

The Battle of the Family Photo

I’m in the middle of a huge throw-down argument with my thirteen-year-old daughter. I’m at my wit’s end so I’m taking it to the people! Here’s the deal: It’s been about eight years since our last family photo, so we’re … Continue reading

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The Only Person in Seventh Grade Without A Cell Phone

We are now officially the Meanest Parents Ever. The girl is now the last remaining person in her grade to lack a cell phone. In fact, she could be the only person in the entire middle school. We have maintained … Continue reading

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Charlottesville WORKING mom

I’ve been working a lot lately. More than is reasonable. More than is healthy. (Mom, a long weekend is coming; try not to worry.) It’s just one of those times when I need to work a lot of extra hours … Continue reading

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A Day at UVa Medical Center

I had a full day planned. Breakfast with a client and friends at the Chamber of Commerce Commonwealth event at 7:30am, a meeting with a new client, a call with my supervisor, working on a project for a community partner, … Continue reading

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The Girl of Christmas Past

            Looking back at Christmases past, I found this shot of the girl, age five, complete with bedhead and Christmas morning shock at the delightful gifts under the tree. That was a year of a … Continue reading

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