My Daughter’s Act of Defiance Made Me Proud

For most parents, the teen years are quite tumultuous. Terrible. Maybe even a bit traumatic. A constant push and pull.  Your teens push for freedom. Your desire to pull them in and keep them protected. Even though my daughter has limited verbal skills, she still displays typicalteenage antics. She uses a mix of sign and a […]

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Hello Grief (and Other Familiar Feelings)

Just when I thought you packed up and left, When I finally felt free… There you appear at my front door, again. I should’ve known it was you. Your gentle knock of secret, unexpected tears. My lagging appetite. Ever-growing apathy. Dear Grief, What triggered your return? I’m guessing the random prom picture I saw on […]

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If She is Drowning, Please Save Her

Feet first- an airless descent. With a heavy splash, she enters the water. The bubbles overtake her head. They float to the top, as if a means for survival. She feels the blue water surround her body and soak through her hair. She asks if this is her destiny. This sensation of feeling overwhelmed and […]

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Confessions of a MidLife Mom

Out in the beautiful Serengeti, you hear the light gallop of cleft hooves. As the sound approaches, it becomes louder.  That gallop soon turns into a full blown sprint and before you realize it, whatever created that sound has vanished. A stately rhino? No. A startled zebra? Hardly. It’s the sound of your 3-year-old running […]

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