Tag Archive: children

Child Meets World

As a performer myself, I long debated if I should entertain, much less encourage artistic endeavors beyond the normal childhood dabbling. But life happens when you’re busy making plans, or at least contemplating said plans. So it shouldn’t be that surprising that practically overnight, my shy, generally low self-esteem laden daughter has become not only…

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday my sweet, smart, handsome son.  Exactly nine years ago I gave birth to you and the experience gave new definition to the word miracle. The day your child is born is the day that will change your life forever. And no matter how many children you have, any mother will tell you, each…

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Real Monsters

Forget 2012 doomsday predictions, what my neighborhood went through this past weekend falls under its own category of apocalyptic scenarios.   Instead of Halloween preparation revelry, a massive, unexpected and eerily unseasonal winter blizzard descended upon my area like a scene out of a Stephen King novel.  The suddenly bleak and wintry skies deposited so…

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An Unremarkable Weekend Worth Remembering

When life or the circumstances of our experience conspire in ways that feel guided but confusing, sometimes the best remedy is to look for a break in the routine and escape to higher ground.  In my case, this weekend higher ground meant walking aimlessly amongst the pumpkins, cheesecake, donuts and cider vendors and bluegrass tinged…

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D.I.V.A.’s New Moon Serenade

As some of you may know, from time to time, I’ve promised to give updates on the ongoing odyssey of medicating my eight-year-old son.  So far we’ve been through all the hyper-acting medications, which when they work right, are designed to have the opposite effect,  allowing him to focus and be present in ways that…

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Art imitating life? You decide.

Peeling back the cover of his Zen soy pudding cup, my 7 yr. old son stopped, wide eyed and strangely silent. Curious, my 9 yr. old daughter peered in and gasped: “hey, that looks like The Scream”. Life imitating art?  You decide. Of course, my daughter was convinced her next spoonful of the vanilla version strangely…

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