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Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest

Yesterday was such a weird day. I didn't expect to feel proud, terrified, excited, tearful, broken-hearted, and hopeful in the space of less than 8 hours. But I did. We dropped our oldest off at college yesterday. She is only a few miles from where I work. But her room is empty. I closed the… Continue reading Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest

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The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety

I love a good to-do list. This is mostly because I have developed wicked anxiety. Like "needs medication" level anxiety. The best way I can describe it is to say that my brain starts with one thought. That one thought becomes a little ball. My anxiety is the plunger on a pinball machine. It pulls… Continue reading The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety

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I Need Some Catharsis- Facing Down the Enemy at my Former School

What to do, what to do. I had a pretty horrid experience last night that is making me wonder if I have truly gone over the edge. Maybe my 3 readers can help me decide if I'm nuts. Last night, my youngest daughter had freshman orientation at the high school she will start next week.… Continue reading I Need Some Catharsis- Facing Down the Enemy at my Former School