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Your One Wild and Precious Life

“We magnify the places where we fail and refuse to catch ourselves being good.”  That’s what Rachel wrote in her comment to the “Courage” post, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  Why is it so easy to skewer ourselves (and others) but so much harder to focus on the positive? I’m sure there […]

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This One’s for Nico

Nico’s epic bout with the stomach flu this week has gotten me thinking a lot about how I interact with my children.  I don’t think there’s anything that flattens me as easily as watching my child struggle with a nasty sickness.  What made this week different from a regular, run-of-the-mill illness was watching my independent, […]

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Oh, the R Word

The other day, I read an article that made me stop and think (ha! actually think! good one, Tanja!).  Even more exciting than that, it inspired me to, gasp, do the suggested exercises. Which is pretty impressive, considering the snail’s pace I’m moving at these days. Subtitled “The traits you dislike (and admire) in others […]

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The Daily Drive-by

Lately, I find myself wishing I could hire someone to take care of us for a couple of weeks.  Nothing too crazy, just someone to cook, clean, do our laundry and maybe even wrangle the kids for an entire weekend so I can finally catch up on some sleep.  You know, the kind of thing […]

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