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Baby, baby

We found out yesterday that my husband’s brother, and his partner, had their baby. They’re in Australia, which means a delay in news (as well as in cuddling my new little niece!) but I’m thrilled to bits to be an auntie for the first time. So close to my son’s sixth birthday (how am I [...]

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Present

It’s been a roller coaster here the last couple of weeks. Work changes and turmoil (don’t worry, no firings or anything, just lots and lots of change in the air) along with personal busy-ness and, probably, delightful female hormones have thrown me off quite a lot, but I’m doing okay. Mostly. Yesterday, on the way [...]

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Familiar fragility

See, the thing about NOT being on hormonal birth control is that now I know, when a bad day pops up its hideous head and I start to realize that I’m caught in the incoming tide, that the sadness and nonsensicalness (yes, I know that’s not a word, right? right?) and lazy give-it-all-up-because-you-fail-at-life-ness is creeping [...]

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Daydreaming

I’ve been struggling lately, in case my infrequent, depressed posts didn’t make that clear. It’s not that I’m perpetually unhappy; it’s that the black hole of despair seems to be so much closer than before and I have to work so hard not to get sucked in (yes, I have a therapist, although it’s been [...]

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Dear JK Rowling: The Harry Potter books have brought me much reading enjoyment over the years and, as we begin to read them to my four-year-old (who follows along eagerly with every word), they are bringing him much joy also. But Joanne, why do you hate fat people? As I read from one of the [...]

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Before I start yet another whiny post, I want to thank those of you who so kindly comment on my other whiny posts! Your support means the world to me – it’s the reason I keep writing at all, truly. Thank you! *** I’ve been struggling with first-world problems this week. I can’t remember if [...]

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Courage under fire

I work with a “business membership organization” and one of our recent upper-level members is, heaven help us, a bariatric surgery clinic. Today they had a tour of our office and, as I was filling in for the receptionist during her lunch, I got to hear that “the childhood obesity epidemic in this country is [...]

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Wherein I Am Discouraged

There’s been a chain of infrequent, unhappy posts on my blog, I’m realizing – I wish I could say this post would be magically different, that I have suddenly become one of those HILARIOUS bloggers who manages to turn even discouragement and despair into Happy!Fun!Times! but I’m just not. I’ve been sick for over a [...]

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Some compassion, please?

Warning – this post contains potentially triggering descriptions of miscarriage, as well as of anti-abortion dead fetus posters. *** Despite feeling absolutely miserable, I headed out on Saturday morning to take my son to the park and then to lunch at Red Robin, which is attached to our closest mall. I had taken a sick [...]

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Parenting and other minefields…

I was reading this fantastic post by SpiltMilk, on the view that all children are sociopaths and one of the comments struck me particularly hard, namely, that there are “a lot of bloggers who do not have children” and, as I replied, there may be a lot of bloggers who do not have children but [...]

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