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San Fran

It’s so good to be back home, and to see your bright smiling faces this morning.  I’ll share a brief photo essay of what our time was like in San Francisco–the city of steep streets, sea lions, bread bowls, and cable cars.  [Forgive the blurriness on some of the pictures.  They were taken with an […]

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Surrogate Parents

When hanging out with friends, I’ve started to wonder (surreptitiously)  if they’d be good part-time surrogate parents.  You start thinking these things as you project into the future, imagining your child as a future teenager who may not want to confide in you.  You hope that, at that time, you’ll be able to encourage her […]

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Fear of Wasted Time

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  I love you! I thought this post might be the perfect Mother’s Day gift–for those of you “done” being parents (are you ever really done?), for those of you in the throes of parenthood, or for those of you who do not have kids.  Did I wrangle everyone up? Imagine: you’re […]

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Just Let Me Lie Down

Before I review this book, I must preface it with a couple of personal stories, one of which happened this past Saturday.  I was away for the afternoon, signing books in a quaint small town in rural Minnesota, so my husband and daughter spent the afternoon gallivanting around town doing errands.  They stopped for sushi.  […]

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Being Super Mom

Hello, hello, sleepyheads.  Wake up, wake up!  Another day awaits! Drum roll, please. We have two lovely winners for Karen Maezen Miller’s signed copies of Hand Wash Cold. [May I take a little detour here, first, to thank all of you for your beautiful descriptions of spring.  I wish I could shower every single one […]

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