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Love tickets

“I wish I were zero years old so I didn’t have to know that happened,” J said when he learned about the Titanic, bringing home a picture book about it from the school library. The two of us were drinking … Continue reading

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Growing down

The other day I found my shoe hanging from the door (see picture below), which made me laugh out loud because it had been one of those days—the kind where you jam a toe on the baby gate so hard … Continue reading

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The clovers

“The weekend is only two days?!” J asked during his second week of kindergarten. Yes, he was slowly but surely entering into the realities of our world. This made my heart hurt and so I said, “Yes, it’s two full … Continue reading

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Where to go from here

The morning after election day, I find Baby C standing up in his crib for the very first time—I am so shocked to come into the room and find him upright in his little blue sleep sack, tiny hands gripping … Continue reading

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Siddhartha’s messy love

When Baby C falls asleep on my chest, he’s this tiny nugget of warmth, breath puffing in and out, fuzzy little head, twitchy fingers, a smell of sweetness and earth and clouds that I could just curl up and inhale … Continue reading

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Inexplicable

It’s weird how time slows down when you are waiting for something as if we had any control over the speed in which it passes. But our internal sensations of how it moves really does change and right now, at … Continue reading

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I got you

Last week, the baby hadn’t turned yet, and this led me and my husband into a strange trust exercise that involved burning dried mugwart next to my pinky toes, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy called moxibustion. During my last appointment, … Continue reading

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