A Balancing Act

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  “How are you going to balance it all?” she asked. The question was born out of nothing other than innocent curiosity. I didn’t know the woman well. She couldn’t have known that this was the question that was causing me to lose sleep – the question that tumbled around in my mind like laundry taking too ...

Small Moments

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I had a date with my favorite seven year-old over the weekend. I love her for so many reasons. She has the most brilliant smile (including a newly missing tooth) with a warm heart to match. She has the kind of boldness and tenacity I only wish I could bottle for myself. And she has ...

Work and Worry

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The “Feather Theme” song from the movie, Forest Gump played softly from a laptop on the dining table. I was sitting on the slip-covered couch, as the California sun streamed through the window, shining light on the color-coordinated bookshelves to my right. When you live in Connecticut, sunshine becomes a precious commodity this time of ...

Our Security In Insecurity

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It was the kind of summer evening that almost makes Connecticut winters worth it…almost. Jimmy and I stood barefoot on the deck with our friends, sneaking adult conversation in between bouncing babies and learning everything there is to know about trucks from their adorable two-year old. These friends are the “come as you are” kind ...