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“B”

posted Monday February 21st, 2011

Yesterday a piece I did about Sophie and her BFF (aka “B”) Sarah aired on our local NPR station. I had meant it for Valentine’s Day, but Arizona statehood day happens to fall on February 14, so the BFFs were bumped for a few days. Here they are.


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Leo and Sophie

posted Saturday March 20th, 2010

Our trip to New York City was full of high points, but I have to say that the best moment came when Sophie met Leo. I walked into a busy restaurant, looked around, and suddenly, this little boy I’ve been reading about almost every day for months leapt off the computer screen and into real […]


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Thermostat Issues

posted Monday January 11th, 2010

I’ve come to the conclusion, after this weekend, that it’s as though Sophie’s emotional thermostat is broken. Or at least a bit off. Maybe it’s her social thermostat, rather than emotional. And maybe I shouldn’t say “broken.” I know I shouldn’t say broken. I’m struggling with how to explain it. Saturday afternoon, I took the […]


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Happy New Year from Sophie and Her BFF

posted Friday January 1st, 2010

We ended the year the best way I can imagine — with a playdate. Not just any playdate, but Sophie’s very first bonafide Mom-drops-you-off-and-you-stay-by-yourself-at-your-friend’s-house playdate. I approached it with my typical trepidation. Sarah had come to our house several times, and we’d been to her house — together — for the first time just the day […]


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