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Kristen R: December Reflections No. 6 – The Mama in Me

I found out today that I won’t be able to run one of my new, favorite half marathons next year. I did this race back in April — the Park to Park Half Marathon in Waynesboro, Va. It was my … Continue reading

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Claire: Face Tracing

Mondays are pretty poopy sometimes, but I’ve gotten through another one with no major disasters and am finally tucking Free into bed. It’s 8pm. We missed our goal of 7:30 because I read to her while she was in the … Continue reading

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Claire: Vignette for Free

Today I remembered Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and thought I would write a stream-of-consciousness little something to Free. The prompt is to write something to someone that you want them to know but that you would never actually say to them. … Continue reading

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Claire: Writing Up a Storm

I am back in Vermont after two days at the lake with Newman and his son. It was quiet there, quiet enough for me to read two books and re-discover the pleasure of having nothing to do but chop vegetables … Continue reading

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Claire: Mother’s Day

My mother’s fingers wind their way through my hair, tugging and twirling it free from the tight curlers that have pressed against my skull all night. I am wearing a blue wool dress that is itchy and heavy on my … Continue reading

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Claire: Show, Don’t Tell

Today, I’ve taken a sick day to attack the pile of grading I wrote about last time. Something has to give in my attempt to balance work with the rest of my life, so I’m trying to put away my … Continue reading

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