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summer break has come and gone but I’m still here

This is my seventh year as a mom sending one or more kids to school. Big kid school, not preschool. Like school I am legally obligated to send my kids to. Because it’s the LAW. No, YOU MAY NOT take your first grader to Disney World or the LAW will send you a warning letter. How unfit of you to…

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To birthday party or not to birthday party?

“So you really don’t want a party this year?” I was scared to ask since I was already in the clear, but my Mom Duty forced me to confirm this choice. “No. I don’t know what we’d do and I don’t want to decide who to invite. So…no.” A twelfth birthday isn’t exactly a milestone. If she was younger I…

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The Thing About Being a Mom

I don’t know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception of course is the Mom…

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