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The construction site

The other night, the kids are supposed to be asleep when I hear this from their room: “You have babies in your tummy,” says my three-year-old, C, to seven-year-old J.  “No I don’t!” “Yes you do!” “No I don’t,” on … Continue reading

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Worry Dolls

I wake up from a dream, in which I receive a piece of paper that contains the following sentence: You are one with death.  Morbid, I know.  But also, beautiful.  So, I go meditating on this and an image of … Continue reading

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The seagulls

“I wanna watch mommy play rocks,” C says, making my husband laugh so hard he starts coughing.  C is referring to the times I often sit, meditate, and yes “play rocks”—hold in my hands the various healing stones I have … Continue reading

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Day after day after day

When people ask me if my kids get along, I feel like there’s no simple way to answer that question. They love each other fiercely, are each other’s funniest comedian, crave each other’s company, but are also each other’s main … Continue reading

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Around and around

Saying goodbye to J on his first day of first grade felt like I was sending him off into the open sea on a homemade raft—tightly woven together everyday moments of our family life that are a mixed-up, mismatch of … Continue reading

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The Hug Team

Have you ever used one of those shopping carts that has a pole attached, so it can’t leave the store, and failed to notice this important detail, until you tried to exit—while in a rush—and it crashed against the top … Continue reading

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Hold you

“Do spiders eat gingerbread?” J wanted to know the other day.  He said he was thinking about that because of a song from camp. Yes, this is the first year he is now old enough to be at a “summer … Continue reading

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