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I am The Invisible Mom

I’m standing here again to pick up my son from school at the end of the day. Except I’m looking around from the outside, in. I’m here everyday, yet I know no one. I quietly watch all the other parents chat, laugh and make plans. I’m always observing, and hoping someone notices me, except not really. […]

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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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On Embracing Seasons

I. Hate. Winter. There. I said it.  I grew up in Wisconsin, so it’s not like I’m not used to the snow, ice, and cold. It’s just that I don’t like it. Beyond that, I just love summer. So much so, that from the first day of August until the first snowflake falls, I find […]

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A Slow Reader Can Raise Avid Readers

In all the parenting wisdom I possessed before I  became a parent, I had the naive idea that raising a reader would commit them to a life lived in Lame Land.  I truly hoped my future children would not be kids who spent their summers at the library with their nose in a book.  You […]

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For the Days When I Want to Hit the Fast Forward Button

In the movie Click, Adam Sandler plays a stressed-out executive who discovers a magical remote control, giving him the power to mute, pause, rewind, and—most importantly—fast forward through any moment unfolding in his life. I’ve found myself wishing for my own magical remote lately. In the past month, my household has featured a parade of […]

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