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The Piano

The piano sits in my parents’ living room, adorned by seasonal knick knacks, next to the wall displaying their 14 grandchildren’s pictures.  They always refer to it as “your piano,” when talking to me, but I would never claim it … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You

This is where I leave you.  I totally stole that line from the movie, which is totally appropriate.  In the movie, the grown children were somewhat resentful that their mother had detailed their childhood sexual discoveries in a book.  And … Continue reading

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A Day Without Electronics

I looked at Sullivan yesterday and I felt like a failure.  Not like a full-blown failure, but a mini-failure.  He was zoned out watching YouTube videos of adults playing Minecraft.  (What is up with that anyway?)  He would be perfectly … Continue reading

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A Night Away With Friends

I worked at the hospital on Friday and left feeling conflicted.  I sat in my car not sure which direction I should drive.  At the last minute, I had found out that some of my high school friends were doing … Continue reading

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My Kids Are 1000% Better Behaved When Their Father is Present

Typically, my husband leaves for work long before the children are awake, so I am on my own getting our three boys up and dressed and out the door by 7:00 am; however, today, he stayed home sick.  The morning … Continue reading

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The Real Reason I Need a Morning Nanny

My morning nanny only comes during the school year.  During the summer, I get all three boys up and take them to my sister-in-law’s, leaving the house as early as 6:15 am.  And while it’s true, the mornings are much … Continue reading

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About My In-Laws…

Nobody has in-laws like me.  I have never been able to describe them to people who don’t know them.  But I’ll try anyway. Being a part of their family gets you invited to a lot of weddings.  They are a … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 6 High Alert

I woke up and I knew it was early from the light and the fact that I still felt tired.  I looked at my watch and realized that it was 6:30.  I really wanted to roll over and go back … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 5 The Storm

I woke up on a mission to do something.  Anything. I cooked pancakes, eggs, and bacon.  It tasted delicious, but seemed to be more trouble than it was worth by the time I had made several trips to the water … Continue reading

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The L’Anse Diaries: Day 4 Fried Ham

I woke up early in order to slam a couple of cups of coffee before the 5k.  I had ran the same 5k three years ago, and in my memory, the course was uphill for 2 miles and then down … Continue reading

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