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Why you should ditch the “kids’ table” this Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

In your dim memories of Thanksgivings past, you may remember it: the card table in the kitchen or the family room, possibly set with...

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Doing things that are hard

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015

At about 3 a.m., I am running in a warm, foggy rain down a wooded path, somewhere just south of Racine, Wisconsin. My glasses are...

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The mothering God gives

Posted by on May 11, 2015

Mother’s Day can be rough. If you’re childless but not by choice, if you recently lost your mom, if you have ever lost a...

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Trading “I could never…” for “I just did!”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015

What keeps you from living the life you want to live? Last winter in Chicago, we experienced a deep freeze where the temperature never...

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The empty table (and some thoughts on filling it)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

As a treat to myself on a fall afternoon, I pull out my trusty Le Creuset dutch oven. At 3 in the afternoon, I chop onions, garlic,...

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Empty nest? Not so great.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

So I have been an “empty nester” for exactly one week. So far, it totally sucks. I do not like it one bit. I am irritable and...

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