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TO MY PRESCHOOL GRADUATE

This is your first of many graduation days. Change is hard. It’s hard to leave and say goodbyes and hard to know that nothing will be the same. We always hope for the next step to be even better than … Continue reading

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MY FIVE YEAR OLD IS OBSESSED WITH MARRIAGE

Please read this piece over at Esme   Thank you!!!

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I BREAKED UP WITH HER

I found a lovely drawing in Spense’s school bag; a girl and boy holding hands with hearts all around them. “This is so sweet, Spense. Who is it from?” “Oh, I don’t want that any more.” “Why?” “Because it’s from … Continue reading

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OH MY PENIS

S: Oh my penis! Me: What happened? Did you bump into something? S: My penis. Me: But did you hurt your penis. S: Yes, right here. (he points to his penis) Me: where did you bump it? S: Right here. … Continue reading

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THE BACHELOR AND THE MERMAIDS

I’m really into the whole gender fluid  movement. Who ever decided that boys wear pants and girls play with dolls and boys can’t like pink and girls can’t like baseball, really did a number on our society. And yet, it’s worked. … Continue reading

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BATHING

The first time I ever bathed while Spense was awake, he was probably 3. I put him on my bed, turned on a movie and sank into a hot bubble bath, shaving my legs for the first time in 3 … Continue reading

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MOM LOOK!

“Mom! His sword fell into the water! Mom! Look!” Spense calls as he manipulates his Playmobile. I look. I stop whatever I’m doing to look. I always do. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing ever to abandon sweeping croissant crumbs mid … Continue reading

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KISSING BRACELETS

Spense has been missing me. When I drop him at school, he doesn’t want me to go. It breaks my heart because I don’t really want to go either, but I know that it’s important for his (and my) independence. … Continue reading

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PATRICK…. A DATING STORY

I was set up with Patrick by a mutual friend. She didn’t say too much about him except he was a great guy. Back then, I thought it was perfectly fine to let a guy I didn’t know pick me up … Continue reading

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SHINY STUFF ON YOUR FACE

“Why do you put all that pretty shiny stuff on your face every day?” Spense asked as I smeared oils, creams, illuminators and shimmers into my skin. “Is it so you don’t get old?” “Yes,” I said, amazed that this … Continue reading

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