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Today was my billionth infusion? I tried to take my routine pic for #UHC to make sure they pay the bill, but it didn't take. My phone just shut off instead. But I have this pic from what it did turn on. My student asked his aide to send me... Continue »
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flickr.com/mondi cc 2.0 The other day, I came across this piece about bullying. It flashed across the screen on a friend's Facebook timeline and I almost scrolled right by. Something caused me to click on it, and I'm really glad I did. As a person who has stood in both... Continue »
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What if you admitted to everyone you know that your life is just a series of ugly, cold moments with a man you now realize is made of stone; a marriage that you realize, a few years and a few kids down the line, was a mistake? What if you... Continue »
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The last couple weeks, I've given myself a challenge. Since Christmas is coming, we've been tightening the belt in other areas of our family life around here so we can scrape together some gifts for the kiddies. I decided that I am NOT going grocery shopping (except for the essentials... Continue »
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I suppose she’s so fearless because she lost Jess. Things like that either make you cower to everything or make you totally fearless. She has been through the worst losing Jess to triple negative breast cancer at 36. "What could possibly hurt me now?" she asks matter-of-factly. Rainy was a mess when Jess first passed, but then came the signs. Little celestial taps on the back from Jess, reassuring her mom she was still around. Continue »
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I watched my kids draw with chalk in the driveway for a while yesterday. I sat and picked weeds from the lawn while my daughter drew an entire universe. She's 7. Her mind started blooming artistically when she was 2. She painted a masterpiece with her fingers then. It was... Continue »
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The problem with LBI is that every time I spend any amount of time there (that extends past a day) I get delusional. There’s a part of me that wants to march right into Fantasy Island and fill out an application for ‘cotton candy lady.’ How cool must it be... Continue »
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Today's early childhood development question deals with the dreaded morning diaper change. (Is anybody else tortured daily by this like I am?) Mazzy HATES to be changed right after she wakes up. If I take her directly from the crib to the changing table, she breaks into hysterics and wraps... Continue »