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I married the beautiful redhead at 1241 Dodd Road

— Note from Julie: this is a guest post by my mensch of a dad — For several years my wife’s family has been dealing with the living capabilities of my father- and mother-in-law, Howie and Liz, as they aged … Continue reading

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Repeated Dialogue

Me: Hey, God? God: Yes? Me: You know how change kind of freaks me out? God: No, really? Me: Yes, I’ve told you- !  Oh, you’re teasing.  Anywho, I’m worried about these changes coming up. God: I have always taken … Continue reading

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Being My Mom

I think I am turning into my mom, which is pretty awesome. A few Decembers ago, my family and my brother’s family were all gathering at my mom and dad’s for a Christmas celebration, and my mom got some kind … Continue reading

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If you want to hear God laugh…

For a few weeks now, I have been struggling with a way to get back into writing, and I even made it so far to start this heartfelt post about how having kids this age is like living with three … Continue reading

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Revealing

Priorities “Aauuuuuuuuugh!” Riya screams, clearly distressed, from the bathroom. “Oh, my God, what!?  What is it?” An impressively lengthy list of possible emergencies races through my mind. “Ben OPENED THE DOOR!” I pause, bent double, and try to slow my … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

My kids watched me do a new yoga workout today.  I lost my balance at one point, and a child who shall remain nameless said, laughingly, “Mom!  You can’t do it.” Lesson #1: Your mom is a person.  With feelings. … Continue reading

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Kid for a Day

At breakfast this morning, the idea was floated that the grown-ups and kids should switch places for the day.  The suggestion was met with great enthusiasm on both sides. So, as we finished eating, I said, “OK, so what I … Continue reading

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