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How to do better when you realize you’re letting people down all around you.

It is really hard to admit when I am overwhelmed.  I should qualify that:  I’m not overwhelmed to the point where I just can’t function anymore.  I’m just … situationally overwhelemed.  Like, at work, I can hold it together while I talk to desperate people in desperate situations.  I can smack down the email that

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Parenting Reality: Five Things that Are Currently Not Priorities for Me

Since the list format for blogging seems to be so popular lately, here is another stab I am taking at itemizing the jumbled thoughts in my brain into quick-fix entries that are at least loosely organized under a specific theme. This week:  what are some of the many, many (many …) things that I’m no longer

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The best things come to those who wait!

My Momfession? I’m PREGNANT! I know, I know, this is not the photo of the amazing embryo I talked about just the other week.  I’ve been holding out on you, like I warned you I would, until we were ready to make the announcement.  But here’s our squirmy baby at 15 weeks, pausing just long

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A Letter to My Younger Sister: The Amazing and Horrible Truth About Becoming a Mother

My sister is in town from Chicago this week, for a last visit to Connecticut before moving to California to take a tenure-track assistant professor position.  She is dissertating (is that a verb?) this summer to get her Ph.D. in political science.  She is 29, and I am 34.  At 29, I was getting married

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