July 1, 2016
Take Courage

Meet Karley. Karley is Thea’s best friend. They are two peas of the very same pod. They giggle about things no one else understands. They talk at each other for hours, hardly pausing to take a breath and seeming to understand each other, even though they talk at the same time. Their goodbyes last for … Continue reading “Take Courage”

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January 22, 2016
Five Ways To Survive A Midwest Winter

Oh, baby, is it ever cold outside.  If you are reading this from a warm locale, please do not speak. I can’t bear it. You are dead to me, along with every living thing in my backyard.  If, however, you are among the hearty and seasonally depressed in the Midwest, this post is for you. … Continue reading “Five Ways To Survive A Midwest Winter”

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August 29, 2013
Can’t We All Just Get Along?

A few weeks ago, Judith Warner wrote this fascinating article for the New York Times magazine.  The gist: Moms who, a decade or so ago, jumped off the corporate ladder to stay home with their children now want back into the work force. The piece was interesting and provocative and well worth a read. Warner’s … Continue reading “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

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June 28, 2013
Hannah Mae The Courageous

Last weekend we traveled north to attend the best birthday party ever. It was for Hannah. I, for one, am so glad I get to write this story instead of speak it as I can’t seem to talk about Hannah without going into the snort-cry. We are long-time friends of Hannah’s parents, Sandi and Dave. … Continue reading “Hannah Mae The Courageous”

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June 13, 2013
8 Things I Need to Say To Single Moms

1. I don’t know how you do it. Really. I suspect you rely heavily on caffeine, liquor, and/or steroids, but perhaps I’m projecting here with what kind of medicinal support _I_ would need. Photo credits 2. Your kids might not say it every day or even once a year, but you’re doing right by loving … Continue reading “8 Things I Need to Say To Single Moms”

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March 13, 2013
Holding Out for A Hero(ine)

I’m really so sad about this man in the news. Photo credit. As you might know from this post we are obsessed with the Olympics. When Mr. Pistorius ran in London this summer, all five of us cheered until our voices cracked. I cried when I heard the humility and grace with which he handled the … Continue reading “Holding Out for A Hero(ine)”

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