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Monthly archive March, 2010

Motherlode and Me

Last week, I had the privilege of being a guest blogger on the New York Times’ blog Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting. (I wrote about “The Bumpy Blending of a Family”.) And it was a big deal for me. A really big deal. On Wednesday afternoon, when I first saw my post on the site, my...

70th Birthday Under the Southern Stars

We celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday Saturday night; an event tailor-made for a woman born, raised and educated in the South yet who has spent the last 45 plus years in the southern-only-by-geography city of Miami. My stepfather and I were in charge of the planning but my mother really wanted to have some input....

A Glass of Ice Water

My son is turning 13 this week. And in the last few days, I’ve found myself looking at him wistfully, trying to summon up the little boy that he was. Sometimes I can still see him but it’s getting harder. His physical metamorphosis seems to have happened overnight. His looks have changed. He’s got a...

A Day In My Life

I had a great day yesterday. It was Thursday. A day that I don’t work as a bookkeeper. A day that I get to spend some time by myself, run some errands, do a little writing, a little laundry and some house cleaning. And that makes me happy. Plus, I have been sick for the...