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Posts by Becky Blades

I Miss My Kids When They’re Home For the Holidays

I Miss My Kids When They’re Home For the Holidays

on Nov 21, 2016

. By Becky Blades No mother should be surprised to see very little of her grown children when they come home for summer college breaks and holidays. We learn this quickly the hard way. Our budding adults want to see friends and to try out their new independence on their...

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The Nest the Universe Sent Me

The Nest the Universe Sent Me

on Nov 18, 2016

By Becky Blades … For seven years now, a family of robins has chosen the eave over our front door to build its summer nest. When my two daughters were little, we used to spy on the birds through the transom window, watching the mother’s spring nest-building through the weeks...

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Enough Already

Enough Already

on Jun 27, 2016

I have two daughters, and by external, American, first-world standards, they are both plenty successful. I always encouraged them to set high goals, to go for the gold, and to excel at a few select things. I also encouraged them to try lots of things, to collect experiences and...

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7 Mother/Daughter Dates for Summer

7 Mother/Daughter Dates for Summer

on Jun 17, 2016

When my two almost-flown daughters land at my house for the summer, it is a new era in mother/daughter coexistence. They have their lives, I have mine. (I also have my own favorite yoga pants, which I’m determined to keep track of. I’m watching you, girls.) We romanticize about how...

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Making Peace With my DIY Mom

Making Peace With my DIY Mom

on May 8, 2016

This Mother’s Day, my daughter surprised me with this special gift: an article to post on my blog. Thank you, sweetie. by Taylor Kay Phillips It was a broken record, as only a mom can perform. So predictable and repetitive that even though I heard it coming, I was still...

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