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Invariant Hurdles
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Invariant Hurdles

To start, a metaphor: In this life, individual lessons sit beneath strategic obstacles spiked like minefields on our racecourses. We have to hurdle over obstacles as we speed forward through space, careful to completely clear them, seeking them out in our peripherals, then rearviews. We…

August 28, 2018
The Fable of Balance, Revisited
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The Fable of Balance, Revisited

When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier; both may be equal. If a burden is added to…

July 15, 2018
Read Much?
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Read Much?

Every year, I make the mental affirmation to “read more.” This treatise usually comes with the proposal to put down the Swiffer mop and pick up the book that has been plopped, lonely, on my bedside table since January 1. At times, I have giving…

July 8, 2018
No Kids Allowed, Part 2
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No Kids Allowed, Part 2

The hubs and I went on a vacation last week. Jrue and Jai stayed back in Georgia with my fantastic sister-in-law so that their weekday routine and cohesion could continue and so that mom and dad could attain some one-on-one level of renewal. On Monday night, we boarded a flight…

May 2, 2018
No Kids Allowed, Part 1
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No Kids Allowed, Part 1

I maintain an active imagination. If I happen upon a lovely photo online of an isolated island paradise, I can literally visualize myself there, soaking in warm shade and sea air, a fortuitous daydream of this real or false destination. I mentally photo-shop a laughing me into a romantic…

April 19, 2018
"We Don't Know What We're Doing"
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We Don’t Know What We’re Doing

I see a few “perfect” families pretty often. Dad has a great career and has struck out to develop his own firm. New clients await just off stage to join him. Mom runs several successful businesses. Her heels and hair are usually aligned faultlessly,…

March 21, 2018
Joffrey Baratheon
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Joffrey Baratheon

So. I am a busy mother. My husband is an active father. We are a duet with two developing backup singers.   Amongst the basic tasks of motherhood for me include meal planning, bathing maintenance, entertainment procurement, schedule policing, clothing upkeep, emotional tending, and academic assurance, as well as most delegation procedures to others. (Notice I…

February 11, 2018
The Life & Times of the Kid Who Can't Sleep
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The Life & Times of the Kid Who Can’t Sleep

My preschooler, Jrue, is 4 ½ years old and still wakes me up at least once per seven nights. Comparably, Jai is almost three years younger than he and has slept all night for months. I have reached the point where, if Jrue does not wake me in the…

January 10, 2018
I'm Thankful for the Bad Things
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I’m Thankful for the Bad Things

I have pinpointed this year to be full of both personal and professional challenges. For one, determining a conscious level of work-life balance that is satisfactory continues to charge in the direction of near-impossibility, as I find myself constantly assessing small and large changes that would work…

November 22, 2017
Looks Like We're Millennial Parents
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Looks Like We’re Millennial Parents

Millennials, or Generation Y’ers, are the generation vaguely marked from birth as early as 1980 until as late as 2000, though, preciseness is not standard. What is essential are the traits, habits, tendencies, and experiences the millennial generation have broadly incurred, which have proven…

October 29, 2017