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Things My Daughter Taught Me

I’m in a reflective mood. Our daughter and firstborn, Elliot, turned 18. Before I had her, I knew I wanted to be a mother, but it was a blind instinct. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Honestly, I thought parenthood might be like it was on tv: the…
December 5, 2020
Stop Suffering, Start Living

I Want You to Love Us

Last night I found out that an old, dear family friend drove through Omaha and did not stop to say hello to us. It wasn’t the first time. The first time was last spring, and I totally accepted her excuses – she was in a hurry, she didn’t want to…
October 14, 2020
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There’s Nothing Wrong with You

Above: Mom and me A few weeks before she died, my mom poked an accusing finger into her belly and said with disgust, “I’ve gained so much weight.” I always winced when she took aim at her body that way. To me – to everyone – she was beautiful. But…
July 3, 2020