Tag Archives: love

Bring on the Rain

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my … Continue reading

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Eat Your Peas

“Eat your peas,” I tell my kids as a plate of lukewarm food sits in front of them. “They’re good for you.  And delicious.”  But no one really thinks peas are delicious.  They are just placeholders, something I opened from … Continue reading

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A mix tape for my daughter

One of the reasons I have been drawn to music is the power it has to take you from flat-out normal to exceedingly sad, or from bored to overwhelmingly happy, in less than four minutes.  And when listening to longer, … Continue reading

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apple of my eye

I was annoyed.  Here we were on a budget and my husband was off buying random things for his computer.  Didn’t he understand I’d see the bill?  Didn’t he get it that we are trying to be frugal?  The conversation … Continue reading

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Advice for my daughter

My dear daughter, You are so precious at this age.  Everything I do is right, and true, and my kisses are like pink bubble gum sparkles on your cheeks.   I am taking it all in that you love me so.   … Continue reading

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What makes up a life?

I’ve heard it at least a hundred times.  Whether it is coming from a contestant on a reality show, an artist I’ve known, a musician I’ve sung with, or a fellow mom in book club – it’s always the same. … Continue reading

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Infinity, plus one

“I sure love your daddy,” I said to my daughter once as we were walking hand-in-hand though the grocery store parking lot.  Sometimes I do that – say things I’ m thinking out loud.  It often gets me in trouble, … Continue reading

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peace for the wandering soul

I have always been surrounded by wanderers.  I swim amidst thinkers and singers.  Artists and tinkerers of all kinds.  Whether they have spouses or partners, dogs or made-up friends, these are my people. I’ve always been drawn to those who … Continue reading

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Twenty Random Things I said to my Five-Year-Old this Week

No, honey.  Mosquitoes are not amphibians just because their eggs float on top of the water.  That doesn’t count. Butterflies don’t make honey.  That’s a job only for the bees. Where exactly are the heart pains?  Show me. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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10 things I can’t say to my children

(1) You are so beautiful it makes me want to cry. (2) Please stuff a sock inside your mouth or go someplace I can’t hear you.  I can’t take all that stupid crying over the fact that you can only … Continue reading

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