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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Sophie

posted Thursday January 17th, 2013

“Is this a book for kids?” Sophie asked, shoving something in my face. Considering she’d already asked this morning if she could watch an episode of “Girls” on the DVR (i didn’t realize I could move that quickly before 7 a.m.) I was ready to say no. Then I looked. “Yes,” I said carefully, looking […]


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Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Annabelle

posted Friday August 13th, 2010

I don’t have a lot of romantic notions about camping — except when it comes to Annabelle. I’d like to think that she’ll look back on our trip last week as part of the Summer She Turned 9 — the summer she danced with her Gaga, performed in a play version of “Diary of A […]


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The Facts of Life

posted Tuesday November 24th, 2009

Last week was “Human Growth and Development” time at the girls’ school. So far, it hasn’t been a big deal. I giggled like crazy years ago when Annabelle was in kindergarten and Ms. X announced she’d taught the kids the difference between “vulva” and “vagina”, but other than that, not much has been said about […]


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“Harriet the Spy” and Other Joys of Motherhood

posted Wednesday August 20th, 2008

Before I had kids, I told people I was having kids so I could have a legitimate reason to shop at Baby Gap. I sort of meant it. I mean, that’s not the only reason, but yeah, it was a reason. I still enjoy a good pass through a BG; just made one the other day. […]


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My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome is available from Amazon and 
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