Tag Archives: growing up

20 Things I Never Thought About When I Was 20

Dear Younger Self, You were so cool.  You saw Jane’s Addiction play their first tour.  You hennaed your hair and stayed in hostels. You wore combat boots with baby blue thigh-highs.  You danced on tables—not for money, just for sport.  But you know what?  If you could see yourself now, in your 40s, you wouldn’t […]

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In Between Days: Life With a 2 1/2 Year Old

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Between baby and preschooler…

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A Letter to My Daughter Who is Starting College (In 16 Years)

Viv turns two next month, and I’m already panicked by the thought that she will not always live under my roof.   To help calm my fears, I’ve drafted a letter full of sound parental wisdom that I plan to give my daughter when it’s time for her to leave the nest.  Dear Viv, Tomorrow, you’re […]

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When Did My Toddler Become A Tween?

What happened to my little baby?  Here’s my tween I mean toddler looking bored while hanging out with her parents…

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