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The rainbow connection

I would love to write something profound and life changing about the institution of motherhood, but it would require thought and effort, and after a day that started at 5:45 a.m., I'll be honest, I don't have it in me. Plus, I still have two Oprahs … Read the full article

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Back when wild pasta roamed the plains

Last night, P and I had some friends over for dinner and Caroline went out to eat with Mimi and Bops. I made spaghetti with meat sauce with Caesar salad and garlic bread.A little while ago, I heated up some leftover spaghetti for Caroline to eat for … Read the full article

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If I could just lose 10,870 pounds

I went and picked Caroline up from school yesterday afternoon and in her school bag, she had a wrapped present for me along with a card. Of course there was no way she was going to wait until Sunday to bestow my gifts on me, so she "helped" me open … Read the full article

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There is no such thing as natural beauty

On Monday, Caroline endured her last dance class because this Sunday is the recital, which will most likely go down in history as "The Mother's Day that I Paid Hundreds of Dollars for a Beating", because I feel pretty certain this whole experience … Read the full article

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It’s the sound of the men working on the chain gang

Caroline was up bright and early this morning at 6:15. It's all her daddy's fault, really. Not that he woke her up, but it is his gene pool that has given her this propensity for early rising. At least he takes some responsibility for it and he … Read the full article

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