Category Archives: My Family

A new kind of worry

I have two very good friends whose marriages are what I would call “in crisis”. Both have kids. Both are unsure if they will stay married. As a woman in my 40s, I am experiencing a whole new kind of … Continue reading

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A premonition?

When I was a teenager, Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel had a daughter and named her Alexa Rae. I LOVED the name and decided that if I ever had a girl, that would be her name. Thankfully, when the time … Continue reading

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It’s a mad, mad Cohen house… just briefly

Yesterday morning Cris got mad at me, which he almost never does. But it was only after he thought I got mad at him, which I almost never do, and didn’t do in this case. I was mad, though, but … Continue reading

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Max the director busts out a sentence

Today Max busted out what I believe to be his very first unprompted four-word sentence: “I wha oo kay.” Which translates to “I want you (to) rake.” We were working in the yard ¬†and he kept saying “kay,” which means … Continue reading

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I need a weekend after my weekend

Last weekend was one of those where we just never stopped moving. Even at 3 a.m., we were doing something, although not willingly. It started Friday when Max and I worked in the yard literally all day. I have been … Continue reading

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Meet the new talker…

It’s just like the old talker, just green. And it’s ours!

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I love my neighborhood

When we moved to North Carolina three years ago, we hoped to move into a neighborhood where families gathered and kids played. And it turns out, we did. It took a little while to get going because there were several … Continue reading

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