January 14, 2015
by Tricia
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Bored

She never actually says the word. And good for us all that she doesn’t. Because the words that come next, from me, have been plotted out in my brain for years. Most of the things we believe about parenthood, the more »

December 8, 2014
by Tricia
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She still believes

Yes, she still believes. She really, really believes. Without a doubt. She’s waking up an hour early these days. Borrowing against her dreams to start the day early. To find the elf. To open the advent calendar. To continue the more »

December 2, 2014
by Tricia
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Pulling Words

“Just like those early days of parenthood when I read every book, subscribed to every newsletter, bookmarked every website with an ounce of information about the sleeping and eating patterns of newborns and infants, I submerged myself in data, research, more »

November 12, 2014
by Tricia
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Vignettes of 2

He’s been screaming at me for days now. He screams when I walk near him and when I walk away. He screams when I bring him his lunch and when I take it back. He screams when I pick him more »

November 6, 2014
by Tricia
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Life is not a sitcom

She wanted to win. I could feel it. It was my emotion, my feeling, my yearning, trapped inside her little body. It was as if she had been there all those times when I had spontaneously wanted something, to win more »

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