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A Tsunami of Truths

I was leaning against the refrigerator watching my six-month-old do tummy-time when I asked the other women in the room (with kids older than mine), “At what stage in your kids’ lives do you think you were, or will be, your best mom-self?” One mom answered, “When my oldest was still in the womb.” Another laughed, “When they’re adults.” I laughed too, in that holy-crap-I-was-not-expecting-that sort of way.

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Are There Cars in Heaven?

Lately it seems my daughter is the host of her own drive-time talk show whose aim is to make her on-air guest cry. Our conversations start happily, “How was your day? Who did you sit with at lunch? Did you play outside? You kept your undies dry!” And without segue or commercial break she goes in with, “Your grandma died…”

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