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My stash

I don’t know what it feels like to have everything. I know what it feel like to have a lot. I know how terrifying that is. I don’t know what it feels like to have everything. But I know what … Continue reading

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mee moo

She said, “I have to tell you something, but you have to promise not to tell anyone.” “Fine.” She lifted the part of her hair that covers her tiny forehead. Her meaty hand revealed a small red bump.  “I went out drinking … Continue reading

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When you’re here

I used to write in my room. I had a desk in there and it felt a million miles away. It came so easily. I wanted to get away and blow off some steam so I went to my room, … Continue reading

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She She She

I’m going to write today. I am going to write today. I am going to sit my ass down and write today. I’m going to WRITE right now. I’m not going to try to keep you all abreast…the catch up, the … Continue reading

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Working mother compromise..

If I were a stay at home mother, I’d give bj’s like no other. The house would be clean, dinner cooked. “Here Schnookums, sit down, relax with a book.” If I stayed home, the kids would be sweet. They’d fight … Continue reading

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A suitcase

Once in a while I fall. I stumble because I trip over myself and I fall because my ambitions are aimed to the floor. Once in a while…okay once every couple of weeks the dirty dishes pile up and the … Continue reading

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Brothers

I’m in the kitchen. The boys are in the living room playing a video game The sweetest thing I’ve ever heard: Miles (3yrs old) to Chase (8yrs old): You don’t love me. Chase (8) to Miles (3): Miles, come here … Continue reading

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Learning Curve

Growing up my mom used to tell me that education was my ticket to happiness in this world. She would say that if bagging groceries was what made me happy, it was fine as long as I had made that … Continue reading

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Schooled by a third grader.

I told Chase to go read for 20 minutes the other night. He started arguing with me about where to read. He couldn’t find a quiet, well lit space in this “whole place.” I said,” Chase, chose your battles.” When … Continue reading

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6 Reasons I am not taken seriously at my job:

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