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Sometimes it takes a village, except when it shouldn’t

Last week a story surfaced about a woman in South Carolina, Debra Harrell, who was arrested because she made the conscious choice to let her 9-year-old daughter play in a public park while she went to work. I had already seen … Continue reading

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Simple, delightful things

We have so many harried days, and we almost never pause to consider the simple little moments in a day of otherwise, unremarkable events. Today, I was thankful for these few lovely, blessed moments: A no-rush morning: Our preschool was closed today, so we … Continue reading

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being 36

Spring birthdays in New England can be unpredictable. Some years, it’s turtleneck weather, and other years, it’s sandals season. The night before my birthday, I slept well. I woke up to a sunny morning. Sandals it is. I treasure my birthday. I know that … Continue reading

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The difference one year makes: on snow days

This week, I am in the middle of a solo parenting stint. Despite the last two stressful works days and the snow, I am feeling relatively calm. In fact, I could use a snow day. This time last year, a … Continue reading

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