Monday, Monday

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It’s Monday, and  every one of us in the house was groaning about getting started today (even the cats). But start we did, some of us with more coffee than the others. The 6 year-old had to make do with muffins. But I refuse to face a new week with so much negativity, so I’m going to simply set the bar at “getting started” and “some” today, get some exercise, and remember to be gentle to myself and others today. Let me also encourage you to do the same. A few things you can do to get ahead of the game yourself: Read a poem Get 15 minutes of exercise. Even just a brisk walk Do something nice for someone else … Read More

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Dear Life: A 40 Year-Old’s Advice to a 20-Something

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In case you missed it: My letter of “advice” t0 a 20 something on Jennifer Pastiloff’s site The Manifest-Station: THE LETTER: Dear Life (letter abridged–read whole thing HERE), I know that I am experiencing a kind of life that many people my age will never get to experience. I am lucky. Why am I complaining? When do I stop trying this? When do I give up and move home? When do I throw in the towel? I want to help others. I want people to see that kindness can change the world. I want to walk the earth and take people with me. I want to experience new cultures and share my experiences with those who cannot. But are these dreams … Read More

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Friday Round-Up

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It’s Friday, yay! Throw your hands in the air–well, not if you’re at work. Here’s what you missed this week chez moi: Not a Night Mother | Role/Reboot I feel like I am confessing a great sin when I admit: I am not a good night mother. At the end of a work-at-home day as a mostly full-time writer and editor, and the constant tiny demands of the household, my patience and coping skills splinter apart at night. Night is the time when I need to pause the full-bore level of mommy performance, to loosen the tether between my son and me just a little, for his hands to stop their grasping, to turn down the talking, to enter the … Read More

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