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“Are you the parent you want to be? If not, what’s stopping you?” I asked that on my Facebook page yesterday, and the majority of people responded that they aren’t. The reasons ranged from money and patience, to support and anxiety. It was all something I could relate to. I didn’t have time to respond […]

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Days like this… they happen. Days when I just can’t seem to find the energy to put my wheels in motion. Or rather, to get any traction with my wheels. I’m kind of an expert at spinning them while staying in one place. Do you ever feel like you just don’t know where to start? […]

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Next year I won’t have him all to myself, except on the weekends and the holidays on a public school calendar. It’s a fact that use to, frankly, elate me. FREE CHILDCARE ALL WEEK! Until it got closer to reality. This year, I intended to put him in pre-k 4 days a week, Monday through […]

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Sometimes I shudder when I recall how completely paralyzed I was by anxiety. How it ruled the way I mothered… how it threatened to rule the way I loved. And then, days like today, I smile to think how much I’ve kicked it in the ass since last fall. Because the me last fall would […]

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From the moment I landed in NYC in August 2010, I was eternally grateful that I would “know” (in that we’d exchanged approximately 3,000 tweets and blog comments) 4 or 5 people at my first Blogher. When I was with at least one of them, I  felt safe. I had a wing lady. Even if […]

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