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Motherhood

Who Is In Your Village?

We are so lucky. While we have no family in this part of the country, we are surrounded by lots of friends. Helpful, babysitting, diaper-changing friends. And as the famous saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Having said that, we have tried to balance the kindness of our friends and their […]

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In the passenger seat

We nod at each other. It’s more than a greeting. It’s acknowledgment. We’re in this together. We’re Passenger Seat Parents. I put off letting my teen-aged son get his learner’s permit for as long as I could. But I finally grew weary of his constant reminders of how, you know, unfair it was when everyone […]

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What's in a [Trailer Park] Name?

  • 15 Sep, 2007
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My real name is not Annie. It is Annette but I have been Annie since Day One. I’m not even sure why they bothered to name me Annette. Mom and Dad just should have put Annie on the birth certificate. When I started college, I thought that I would try out Annette for awhile. It […]

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