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Is she faking it?

Sleep and Lies

I’ll start with a confession: when my daughter was a baby, I faked it. Every night, often multiple times, I faked it and my husband never suspected a thing. No, I wasn’t faking that. Every night? Multiple times a night? With a baby in the house? Ha! No, I faked being asleep. The truth is, […]

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Sonnet 116- Marriage of True Minds by Robert Cheaib

Single Mom’s Guide to Divorce

Dedicated to my friend, as she faces divorce. Dear friend, There is no realization quite like the sinking certainty that your marriage can not continue. The instant when a hard-working, loyal, loving, and vibrant woman like you knows without a flicker of doubt that there is no more trying, no more hoping, no more waiting… […]

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Actually, horizontal stripes can be very flattering.

Single Mom, Dating

I could write a novel about dating as a single mom. One day, I may. The real question is, would I file my novel under Science Fiction, or Horror? Animal Husbandry, perhaps? I have put off discussing dating time and time again because I didn’t know where to begin. Do I start at my beginning, when I became a single mom? […]

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woman, surgeon, hands

Any Way You Slice It: Coming to Terms with Your Husband’s Vasectomy

“Do you plan on having any more children, Maria?” my OBGYN asked me from behind her surgical mask. “I realize this may not be the best time to make this decision, but since I’m here and all…” she trailed off. No, it probably wasn’t the best time to make life-changing decisions. Less than 24 hours […]

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Resolutions for a Lifetime

In the last few years I’ve stopped making a New Year’s resolution. I make enough resolutions throughout the year, that by the time New Years rolls around my biggest goal is just to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight.  I especially won’t make gigantic, life-altering New Year’s resolutions. That’s a lot of pressure to […]

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