Happy Birthday Without My Boy


Tomorrow is Jake’s twelfth birthday. He’s at camp, so I won’t get to talk to him. We tried a birthday phone call last year, but it was a little disastrous. There’s something about kids when they’re away from home: they’re fine until they hear your voice. The birthday phone call wrecked all of us, so…

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Me, 38 years ago


I woke up as a thirty-nine-year-old this morning, and I just got a birthday email from my mom, with my first passport scanned in: Now I’m just staring at it, seeing both of my kids in my face, and getting a little weepy. Thanks, Mommy! :-) Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on…

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