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To Spit or Swallow – Elaina Portugal – November 27th, 2018

  To Spit or Swallow? – Elaina Portugal- November 27th, 2018   I scurried through Dollar General looking for ant bait, scratching at every imagined itch. The pesky little buggers had formed a conga line from the base of my … Continue reading

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Another Diagnosis — Kerry – 8/8/2016

Another Diagnosis August 8, 2016 Involved parents know their children. They feel their kids’ plights even when the children don’t use words to convey problems. Like sensitive barometers, moms and dads feel changes in their progeny and use their intellect … Continue reading

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My Love for Her — Kerry – 4/11/2016

My Love for Her April 11, 2016 I have a little girl I adore more than I can say. Her bright curls cage the sun, and her vivacity and unique approach to life captures my heart. As with all of … Continue reading

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Happy Thoughts — Kerry – 3/14/2016

Happy Thoughts March 14, 2016 Today has been a rough day. All parents have them, days that jackhammer the foundation and cover every experience with the dust of broken hearts, crumpled promises, and decimated plans. Like wrecking balls, the kids … Continue reading

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Viva the Vampire Slayer — Kerry – 2/22/2016

Viva the Vampire Slayer (and Family Unifier) February 22, 2016 As a parent, we often do things we’d otherwise never consider, simply because the action might benefit our children. We eat the inedible breakfasts in bed and Easy Bake creations … Continue reading

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Reflections on Man Children — Colleen – 1/8/2016

Reflections on Man Children 8 January 2016 Parenting sucks. More to the point, being a mother sucks. It was simpler two hundred or more years ago. You had the kid, and then you died a week later at age 17. … Continue reading

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I, Their Moon — Kerry – 11/9/2015

I, Their Moon 9 November 2015 I circle them like a moon and they my planet. I’m always there, even when their suns eclipse me. My children gather stars to their breasts like a brilliant bouquet. Each solar bloom bursts … Continue reading

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