Tag Archives: parenting

I love your heart

For homework, J is asked to find items around the house that are examples of “translucent, opaque, and transparent.”  Panic arises as I start thinking about all the information he is eventually expected to acquire—and it feels like trying to … 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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To the market

Never turn your back to the ocean, my dad told me when I was about J’s age.  He also taught me that sometimes, getting crunched by a wave is inevitable and that there are ways to reduce the pain—letting go, … Continue reading

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Hard caramel

It’s never about the fucking garlic bread, and I knew that the other night when I became suddenly so irritable for no reason (literally internally fuming about an excess of garlic bread that I discovered sitting in the fridge past … 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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