Archive | March, 2014

This Child

  Before I had children, I believed in that whole tabla rasa thing. That you would get this tiny baby and then mold it to be something like … a better version of you. And then I had my daughter. A fiery red headed baby who would watch me while I slept. We gave her […]

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Falling On Your Face

  I came home from yoga this morning, excited. “You guys!” I shouted up to the kids upstairs. “I fell on my face in yoga today! Let’s go get breakfast and celebrate!” So, here’s the thing: I am good at a fair number of things. It’s easy doing things you’re good at. Doing things badly? […]

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Hello, Roosevelt!

  Mom, are you heartbroken? he asked out of nowhere. We were heading across the bridge, into the City for the day. I had promised the kids a day of fun. And, exhausted, I was doing the best that I could. But apparently I wasn’t fooling anyone. I am, I said – to the younger […]

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You Are The One

  Last week I came home from work to find my little boy had painted this sign for me in the backyard. Why he chose to call me “Lara” I have no idea, other than to tell me he was serious. It made me think back to those days – those years, those decades, really […]

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The Epic-est Day

  Having returned from L.A., I picked the kids up from their dad’s and decided to take them on an adventure in San Francisco. “Can we eat only really delicious things today?” my boy asked. “Absolutely!” I said, and we headed off in search of the most off-the-hook tacos in San Francisco. There was quite […]

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Key Lime Pie At the End of the Earth

  It had been a terrible, terrible week. The kind of week that, in order to breathe you have to remember that the children are healthy, that you are healthy, and that that is all that matters. I would wake up in the morning and have to think, “Breathe in for 10, hold it for […]

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