Twice the Headache

This Friday my daughter has a chance to meet her twin. Not a biological twin. But a friend with a matching outfit twin. Everything I needed to know about this school event was there in big bold writing. “Twin day” is a day set aside to dress alike with a friend or a group of [...]

No Money for a Weekend

No one I know has ever done it. I would never dream of doing it. Going an entire weekend without spending money. The idea seemed absurd and completely terrifying. But that’s exactly what my seven year old daughter challenged me to do. It was Saturday morning and we had just finished eating breakfast. Then out [...]

Betrothed to Junk

Letting go is hard to do. Not the kind of letting go you do over an embittered break up or the figurative debris that needs to be rid from your head. Though clearing the contents of my mind is probably long overdue. I am talking about discarding junk. Worthless, useless, piles of clutter. Here’s the [...]

Strong Girl Voice

School yards. Always buzzing. Always unpredictable. Sometimes scary. If she wanted to survive the cruelty of elementary school, my daughter would need to find her voice. A “strong girl voice.” A few years ago, when my daughter was only 4 years old, we had the talk. Not thee talk we have with our teenagers, but [...]


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