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Kate would tell me not to write about sad stuff on this blog. She would remind me that my primary purpose here is to bring levity, because the world needs more of it, and I’m good at spotting it. But lovely Kate passed away this week after a 19-month hard-fought...

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Our Last Cereal Box Book Report

Last night my third daughter and I completed our family's last cereal box book report. *Big sigh* I get a little sappy when my youngest child does something for the last time. The last time she used training wheels, the last car ride in a booster seat, even the last...

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A Visor with My Name on It

I’m a member of a middle-aged flash mob called Ajumma EXP—MmHmm—and it's terrific. I mean, we are making some serious waves, people! Not to brag but we've had over 100K views on Youtube and Facebook . (You should probably follow us; we will not disappoint. Click here,...

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Travel with Kids

Sweet jammies! We’ve traveled with our kids since they were specks. Their first passport pictures are hilarious—Child #1 at four months old, sporting onesie pjs covered in red hearts and one giant, crazy hairdo (Our kids were born and will likely die with giant, crazy...

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Meet My Friends, Irrational Fears

There’s a reason you won't see me jumping from a high pier into the deep, dark ocean, like my nine year old daughter did today. It’s because I have Active Irrational Fears, and they are large and always sit very close to me, breathing on my cheeks with dubious breath....

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The Abominable Hate Monster

I don’t like to write about The Bad in life. I mean, I write about it because it helps me deal with it, but, like many writers I follow, I largely keep the dark stuff to myself. The news, the internet, the radio, it’s all full of The Bad right now, full to bursting....

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Why fish heads?

Don't you look delicious today! I ran into my friend Annie at a water polo tournament last weekend, because if you want to locate me at any given moment on a weekend, your first stop should be at a water polo tournament. Annie said, “I love your blog, but what’s with...

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