My Four Pillars of Community

I have a love affair with this town and everyone in it. Several years ago we considered moving to Atlanta so Tom could go back to school and become a chiropractor. Tom’s brother and his family live there, and Tom’s parents live within a three hour drive. It was a tempting thing to be close […]

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Once Upon a Time

I don’t remember hearing bedtime stories when I was little. I know we read books, and I know my Mom probably told me stories, but I would have to ask to know for sure. Some of the books near and dear to my heart (and that I still own) are: Cloudy with a Chance of […]

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Best Friends at Age 5

When I was five years old all of my strongest memories include my best friend. Her name was Gala. Her name was as weird in 1981 as my mine. Our mom’s were both single hippie mom’s who were friends that supported each other. We were part of a strong community of really cool people, who […]

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Fixing Dinner

The question, “What’s for dinner?” can be cause for serious anxiety. This was true in the days before I had a kid, and it got worse once Melody started on solid foods. Every mother knows that feeding a family these days is stressful. I don’t think it was always this way. What happened? If I […]

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