Size Matters When You’re Growing Up Giant, on Mamalode.com

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  Parenting makes us protective from day one. When our kids are couch surfers and becoming teetering toddlers, we get expert at assessing risk from their perspective. Out go the pristine sharp-cornered glass-topped tables and the décor items that can be gummed, swallowed or face-planted on. We go to exhaustive and embarrassing lengths to prevent […]

He Has His Own Definition of Forever, on Mamalode.com

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  I call them the Invincibles: those teenagers who walk across parking lots and streets in defiance of the “look both ways” that you can be certain their parents repeated laboriously to them as toddlers and preschoolers. I see the Invincibles stepping off of sidewalks, with hoodies pulled up and forward like the blinders on […]

Write Your Memoir Anyway

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you can also see this posted on my Blog at Huffington Post: It’s time. You’re ready to write about your life. You bought the gorgeous notebook, the beautiful pen, the tea is made, your butt is in the chair and then the really hard part begins… Tell the voices of doubt to pipe down (especially […]

Don’t Let Sensitive Content Hold You Back

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Our personal histories have some sensitive experiences in them. I know you might be saying, “I’m afraid to tell the truth and hurt someone.” This is a valid concern we all have. The truth often stands for itself though. Your memory of a situation is the story that belongs to you. What has been meaningful […]