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Back From the Cyber-Limbo

Hi, lovelies!!! I’m really excited to be writing this, even though it’s going to be a silly, tiny post. I just have to write something. If you’ve tried to visit my blog any time in the last few-to-several months, you know that it has been SUSPENDED. (And if you haven’t tried to visit my blog and had no idea it […]

Dear Students on Social Media: How Do You Manage?

Hello, young folk. If you are a student in high school or university, have a smartphone with one or more social media accounts, and are passing your courses, then let me say: my hat is off to you. If you are excelling, then I am fully impressed. Here’s why. I am kinda old. Specifically, I’m thirty-nine, not so many months […]

Let’s have Sisterhood take over the world – boys, girls, and all.

Let’s talk about Sisterhood. It’s a much bigger concept than simply having female siblings. I believe that Sisterhood, big S, encompassing millions of diverse humans, is what today has been about. I’m aware that there was a big, braggadocious, depressing, basically unthinkable event going on yesterday. It was my day off. I studiously avoided all exposure to it. Instead, I’ve been ruminating on […]

Big Magic – Two-Minute Book Review

Title: Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Other works: Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, etc. Recommended by: Glennon at Momastery (again). I’ll pretty much try anything she says. Also, I’d already read Eat, Pray, Love, and although it wasn’t dramatically life-changing for me, it was fascinating and memorable and contained a few moments […]

The Gifts of Imperfection – Two-Minute Book Review

Sakes alive, it’s been ages since I officially reviewed a book! More than three years, actually. Pourquoi? I started to explain, but I’ve decided it doesn’t matter! I do want to write about books, but I don’t have time to wax philosophical, and you may well not have time to read such blither-blather either. Hence — The Two-Minute Book Review. […]

Barely Managing + Constant Guilt = Modern Parenting??

When you’re a parent, discussing parenting is what you do: the easiest way to find out what you have in common – and also to gauge how you’re doing at the parenting gig, and whether you/your kids are normal. I can’t help but notice a trend among the parents I talk to with young kids – one that contradicts most of social media. […]

A Message to the Daddies on Mother’s Day, or “How (Not) to Incur Mama’s Wrath”

This post is dedicated to all the fathers and fathers-to-be out there, with love – especially if this is your first Mother’s Day. I hope some of these words can be useful to you, or to someone you know. (If you are an equal-time, full-time, or single dad, then you can stop reading now… Welcome to the Mama Club.) I know […]

Belated Not-So-Lofty “Resolutions”

One thing I’m learning to accept in recent months is that sometimes, I need to shoot lower. It’s not something they’re ever going to engrave on an decorative tile to hang in your kitchen: “Don’t try quite so hard – just lower your expectations so they’re easier to meet. S’okay.” But that’s the verdict I’m coming to. I’ve always been […]

Wishful Thinking for the New Year

Happy New Year, lovely Di-hards. I’m making wishes today. This one is for you:  I wish for your baby to be born so sweet and healthy that the whole world smiles. And you: I wish for that project you’re working on to grow wings and take off (with you in the pilot seat, of course). And you: I wish for you to kick […]

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