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Big Bird

“You’re huge!” I exclaimed admiringly, gesturing towards her burgeoning belly with widened eyes and a gaping grin to match.  I hadn’t seen her in a while, and she had just approached me and another work friend as we’d been casually catching up. Before our pregnant coworker had a chance to react, the other friend, who […]

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Put Down Your Phone

Posted by Dexi You may often think back to times when smart phones did not exist. What did you do for entertainment while you were in line at Walmart? What did you do to pass the time on the toilet? How many minutes did you waste jotting down or printing off MapQuest directions? Did you […]

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Call Me Crankin’stein

344.  That’s the number of questions my four-year-old daughter, Alice, asked in a single day late in July. And 276 is the number of times my son, Rowen, completely botched his pronunciation of motorcycle the following day, opting instead for the three-syllable, made-up noun, my-kyko.   (Not that I can blame him.  He’s two). Where did […]

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I Herded the Children into a Corner of the Playground

Posted by Dexi “Scarlett. Baby. It’s time to go.” I gently nudged the sleeping three year old, because you know, I didn’t want to poke the Nazi toddler bear. To my surprise, she opened her eyes and smiled. “We on our trip?” “Yep. And today you’re going to see some mountains.” As I picked her […]

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