Category Archive: The Long View (“It Gets Better!”)

Secret Issues Mom

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(After channeling Marlo Thomas with “That Girl,” I have 60s theme songs running through my head …. so if you remember “Secret Agent Man,” please hum that theme song that to yourself as… Continue reading

Someone Buy That Woman A Drink! (One Fish, Two Fish, cont.)

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As I continue to read my July 1998 journal, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry … because I think I hit every emotion possible within a page and a half on… Continue reading

One Fish, Two Fish … Big Brother, …???

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One of the things that prompted me to finally start writing (after years and years of Martha and I saying that we needed to write a book) was finding some pages of a… Continue reading

You Know Those Mothers Who Swear By The Dr. Ferber Book?

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I’m not one of them….. I’m sure that the Ferber book was a godsend to so many.  For me it was another lesson in failure. Sometimes the rules just don’t apply, but you… Continue reading

“LA LA LA LA LA LA LA … [Fingers in ears] … I Can’t Heeeear Youuuuu!”

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“I can’t go back there. It’s too painful.” That’s what I heard from a number of friends a few months ago – other parents of grown-up “Jimmy’s” (and “Janey’s”) – when I asked… Continue reading

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