Posts for Toddlers to Teens

How to Lose with Grace

Toddlers to Teens April 22, 2019

Our son joined the middle school cross country running team in seventh grade and never won a race. In most…

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Heavy Nest

Toddlers to Teens April 22, 2019

(A response to Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Empty Nest’) Child of my womb, the house is full of you. You, and…

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Nesting Dolls

Toddlers to Teens February 26, 2016

my children once fit inside me like Russian nesting dolls their dreams curled up within their skulls encased in my…

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Before Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes

Toddlers to Teens January 18, 2016

We decorate the living room, twinkle-lights strung across the ceiling from one corner to the other. Mechanically, we lift the…

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