Category Archives: family value

Gaining Clarity

“Why are you so angry?” My daughter practically spit the words. I looked around the room. Was she talking to me? Indeed. I had become the mother who yells. My retort: “Because from the minute I walked in the door, … Continue reading »

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Toilet as Metaphor

Perhaps it’s worse when they just leave it for you to find. You walk into the bathroom and there is all sorts of unpleasantness, swirling around and refusing to sail away through the elaborate network of pipes inside the walls … Continue reading »

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The Transition

Whenever my kids return from an extended period of time with their dad, a transition unfolds. Sometimes I remember, sometimes I forget, but when I do, I am abruptly reminded that there needs to be down time between one house … Continue reading »

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Honoring the Dearly Departed

I really think it’s the right thing to do, to go to the visitation, Asher texted me from school. And so my beautiful son and I drove 21 miles south to share our condolences on the loss of my son’s friend’s grandmother. … Continue reading »

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The Freedom of MLK Day

It was only Shaya and me, up before the sun, snuggled into one another on the brown couch. The wool blanket from India covered part of my legs and all of him, and he snuggled in. I dozed a little. … Continue reading »

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