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The Bravest Girl I Know

The Bravest Girl I Know

Later this week, my daughter and I hit the road as I accompany her toward the next chapter of her adventurous life. Maddi, who just turned 20, has decided to spend her summer working on an organic farm in Colorado. The trip will take us 13 hours, if […]

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What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

It was 1981. My mother had spent days, weeks maybe, countless hours, creating her own unique pieces of Barbie furniture. Unlike the pink plastic and fake looking furniture sold by Mattel, these creations were so realistic… the couches had wooden frames and fabric cushions, and throw pillows […]

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Wing-spreading Time is Officially Here

My daughter, my only offspring, my womanchild, smack dab in the middle of her 18th and 19th birthdays, is on the other side of this wall, in her room, right now, singing and packing. Packing to move into her first apartment with friends, this weekend. She is […]

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This is why we raise kids, right?

This is why we raise kids, right?

How do you write a blog about your daughter growing up and turning 18 and finishing high school, without slipping into blubbering sentimentality? We shall see. I can’t make any promises. This is really why we raise kids, right? To eventually see them off into the world, […]

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