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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wednesday morning at 8:20 I stood in our driveway like I’ve done on hundreds of other mornings over the last few years. Charlie and Chanelle did as they normally do–fought incessantly over a basketball game played with a soccer ball and Meadow did, well, whatever she wanted, which on this particular day was ribbon play. Taza…

Have you heard Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement speech yet? I’m not talking about his incredible rendition of the Star Trek theme song or even his lovely accapella tribute to Whitney Houston and/or Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You–both which are great. But I’m talking about meat of his speech.  His words, his story, his…

The end of school is near. Like really, really near. Seven days to be exact. The end of the school year feels a lot like to the final leg of a long run. I know the finish line is right around the corner, but still I wonder, will I make it? Last week when I picked Meadow…

My incredible grandmother passed away on Saturday. So, this week, we took a whirlwind trip back home. Back with my family, my first tribe. My dad, my aunts and uncles, my sea of cousins and their families. I have lots of thoughts about this experience that I hope, one day, to put into words. For now,…

Last fall I ran a race for the first time since before Meadow was born. Actually, I think the last race I ran before that was a half-marathon when Charlie was 4 and Chanelle was 2. At that time, life was different. My Mom was still alive. I was a therapist. We weren’t outnumbered by children….