12 Gift Ideas That Should Be on Every Parent’s List — TIME

The first time I gave my daughter a gift she really loved, she squealed and lunged at it when it was only half unwrapped like a hawk snatching a pigeon off a branch. She loved this gift, a doll, with an intensity and delirium that was intoxicating. To make a child that happy is like…

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Hospitalization ~ Down the rabbit hole — Musings of a mad woman

“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, #2) I’ll spare you all the details of the manic episodes that led to this post because […]

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Why I Love Your Father–On the Occasion that You’re Having a Merry, Little Christmas — dearlilyjune

Dear Lily June, Many moons ago, back when your father and I were still just engaged but not yet married, we were broke (even broker than we are now, believe it or not) graduate students heading into our second Christmas together. We couldn’t afford to go home that year, so we were going to have […]

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