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BlogHer, Empty Nests, Uteri and Heart

BlogHer, Empty Nests, Uteri and Heart

By on Jul 24, 2014 in Blather | 0 comments

Once again, I am at the annual BlogHer conference. I got here the old-fashioned way: I drove the 318 miles from my home to the San Jose Convention Center in a little over 5 hours (which isn’t bad, considering how many pee breaks I need to take these days). I was lucky that I did not have to make the drive alone: I had a friend along for company, and for...

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The Day Before My Birthday

The Day Before My Birthday

By on May 23, 2014 in Baby You Can Drive My Car, Blather | 1 comment

I celebrated my birthday this week. I suppose “celebrate” is too strong a word. At my advanced age (58!! OMG!), all I could muster was an acknowledgement that another year had passed all too quickly (impossible to ignore, thanks to Facebook and dozens of birthday greetings from friends and acquaintances, which I have to admit: I do enjoy). I went out to...

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April Was the Cruelest Month

April Was the Cruelest Month

By on May 8, 2014 in Blather | 2 comments

It’s bad enough that the Ides of April coincides with Tax Day – but this year, we had the extra expense of a large auto repair bill (thanks, Volvo)… and some last-minute travel. Megan got in to seven out of the ten colleges and universities she applied to. That was the good news. The bad news is that the three campuses that rejected her were all in...

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The Re-Balancing Act

The Re-Balancing Act

By on Mar 26, 2014 in Blather | 0 comments

I have always written. I have an autograph book from childhood. Fifty years ago, my second-grade teacher wrote that she looked forward to seeing my plays on Broadway some day. I did not become a playwright, but longtime friends know that in a previous life, I was an aspiring sitcom writer. Back then, I worked as a production assistant.  TV production, in the words...

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Ten Years

Ten Years

By on Dec 7, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 5 comments

December 7, 2003 was a cold, wet, dreary day — much like this one. I know that because while my husband and daughter were occupied with other things, I decided to follow the lead of my online friend, author Andrea Buchanan, who at that time ran a website for moms in Philadelphia. Andi was the first person I knew who had set up one of these new-fangled things...

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Cautiously Optimistic

Cautiously Optimistic

By on Nov 18, 2013 in Blather | 2 comments

I finally had that appointment with my doctor last week. And the news was good: That thing on my ovary appears to be just another fibroid. We will continue to monitor it, but for now, no surgery or other treatment is required. Can I hear a “whew?” Thankfully, I did not spend a great deal of time worrying about it. I have had too much to do cleaning up...

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