Category Archives: Family

I Took Her for Granted

Nine years ago today, June 13, my mother died. It was unexpected and a shock, though not unanticipated. She had survived breast cancer three times, but the treatment that prolonged her life eventually took it. Looking back I see how much I took my mom for granted. While that's often considered to be a bad…
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Surviving Prom

We survived our daughter's Junior Prom. I say survived because it was indeed fraught (I love the way that word sounds when you say it out loud) with teenage trauma. Planning started months ago - back when she had a boyfriend. She wanted a Promposal, high heels, a long dress, a fancy night out, primping…
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Mother’s Day – Oops?

My husband keeps asking me what I want to do for Mother's Day. This has always been a sticky point for me. I hate the spotlight and generally try to avoid it (sounds funny since I have a website doesn't it). Through the years we've had lunch at my house, his mom's house, gone out…
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Remember What?

My daughter and I were recently sharing¬†our dreams from the night before. I wondered what had triggered the crazy story lines. She said that she had heard that you can't create new faces in a dream - that it's always a face you've seen, even if in passing. All this made me start thinking about…
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