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Dear Scarlett, all I knew to do was to kiss your face ( a letter to my daughter)

Dear Scarlett, I didn’t get to hold you in my arms right after you were born. I’m sorry. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. You were to be pulled from my body, and then placed back on me, a little cocoon on the outside was ready-made and waiting for you; I was so excited

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I Was Wrong About You, 2014

You climb into bed with her, and this is easy because lounging around together is what you’ve always done best. Sometimes there is silence, but more often than not there is laughter; you’ve always been good at laughing together too. While lying beside her, you’re aware something is not as it should be, but then

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The Secret to a Conflict-Free Relationship (just kidding, I don’t believe in those)

  A couple nights ago, I was rolling out dough for cinnamon rolls, enjoying the quiet that comes after the little one has been tucked in for the night. I slathered the dough with butter, sprinkled more than enough cinnamon and sugar, hoping the extra helpings would somehow change the whole wheat flour into white.

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