In Case Of Pregnancy: An Open Letter To My Daughter

I have this annual tradition of writing a birthday letter to my daughter. And this year, when I sat down to draft my little love note, I noticed an old file on my computer, titled: “Letter to Future-Violet as a Mom” …I had completely forgotten about this letter. I wrote

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That Year I Quit Teaching

So I don’t talk about this very often, but I have a brief but passionate history with a career in Early Childhood Education. (I know, NOT something you’d typically describe as brief or passionate.) Spoiler alert: IT DIDN’T WORK OUT. But I wanted to just share this part of my background,

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Mitigating Disappointment In Motherhood

Something good happened this morning. As I sat down to write in my cozy corner, With the window creaked ajar, Birds softly teasing through the morning air, Coffee breathing on the sill, Palo santo hovering in my lap… Violet woke up. She. Just. Knew …that I was about to do

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Beers for Fears: A Candid List, Devoid of Wisdom!

Last night I was watching Jacob as he squinted through his amber-glass beer bottle, wondering about the color of the liquid inside. It was a familiar beer, one of his favorites in fact, but strangely, he had always drunk it from the bottle. There was an unfamiliarity lurking within, so

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