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the burdens of her mother

“When is your birthday?” asked the volunteer behind the library counter. “May 18th,” my daughter answered, incorrectly. Perhaps we should have skipped this event. The night before, my soon-to-be 9 year-old had been concerned about attending Birthday Book Club as she does not like “rushing around” in the morning. I assured her that attending would not change what time we’d need…

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This is 40

Today is my 40th birthday. I don’t understand what 40 is supposed to be. Am I old? Is 40 the new insert-younger-age-here? Should I feel good or bad about this birthday? I’m inclined to say “good” but honestly I’m a little tired and my back hurts. Really a birthday is just another day. I still had to get the kids off to…

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