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My Dad, and the Summer Vacations

Every August—right after swim team season ended—my dad took his two weeks of vacation and we traveled north to spend a week with my dad’s family in Maine and a week with my mom’s family in Massachusetts. Sometimes the order … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Without Mom

Last year, when Mom was in the ICU, I brought her favorite foods, in hopes of tempting her to eat; lobster rolls, blueberry muffins, cold coffee drinks. She slept for most of the time I was there, but I was … Continue reading

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Interrupting Shark

Some parents pack daily inspirational messages in their children’s lunches, or create exquisite lunch bag art. I sent my kid to school with this.

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