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40 Weeks In, 40 Weeks Out: Motherhood is About Growing and Shrinking

I’ve suffered from a strange ailment for years: I enjoy running. Long distances. When no one is chasing me. Six months before I found out I was pregnant, I ran my first marathon. A few weeks before I saw that little plus sign, I ran my fastest half marathon. And then I heard a tiny […]

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What Color Was Your First Bike?

My first bike was pink. Light pink. It had a white seat and white plastic covering the handlebars. My Dad taught me how to ride that bike on a summer afternoon on our street in Richfield, Minnesota when I was three years old. I don’t remember much from that afternoon, but I imagine that freeing […]

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Get Out the Door On Time with Less Stress

When my kids were little we had a morning routine that got us out the door on time every day without fail. I’d wake the girls at 7 a.m., we’d snuggle in our king-size bed (which was the best part!) and watch the first half of Arthur on PBS. Then, during “intermission” they’d race to […]

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How Do I Worry for Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

By nature, I am a worrier. Add nature with motherhood and I am a disaster. When I was pregnant with my son, I remember thinking, “ Once I’m through the first trimester, then I won’t worry so much. Wait, no, once I’m through the second trimester I can be worry-free. Ok, after the third…well, after he’s […]

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