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Loving the Difficult Child
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For the 50th time that day, he put his hands on his cousins. Not wrestling exactly, not unkindly, but definitely handling them about the head, shoulders, and face. At six years old for a high-energy boy, it doesn’t get much better than visiting Disney World with your six and seven year old boy cousins and he was riding high on life. The decibels of his...

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Transition
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Transition

Jul 10, 2015 by

I am a woman in transition. Stay at home mom to working mom.  I find that when I’m in seasons of transition, I need lots of alone time. Alone time is my newborn-sleep; it’s when nourish my growth, recover from all the input and change.  I’m very existential, for better or worse; a lot goes on in my head. When I am with people,...

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Sick House
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Sick House

Jul 8, 2015 by

The sadness in the air was as heavy as the humidity in the Women’s cancer hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. It felt as though the weariness of long illness was contagious and epidemic throughout the patients who barely had the energy to smile.  Laying on beds with loved ones nearby, their mouths formed a welcome that didn’t quite reach their eyes. As we entered the room...

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Lean In
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Lean In

Jul 1, 2015 by

His body was bent and contorted in ways no body should be; every joint turned the wrong way, like a broken deer on the highway. Impossible even to sit in a chair, he was draped over a beanbag chair on his tummy to accommodate the spine that curved like an “S.”  Although he was technically in his teens, he wore a diaper, and inarticulate...

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