Category Archives: overwhelmed

My Petite Frite – in French School?

Last autumn I encountered the hurricane that is school applications. It blows in, screws with you and then blows on, leaving a wake of maybe not destruction, but certainly apprehension and often frustration. State or public school? (For any American … Continue reading

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Hot water with lemon

There was a period in my life when I started the day with hot water and lemon.  It’s meant to be cleansing and an instant mini detox for the system.  I need that right now and am going to reintroduce … Continue reading

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Back from the brink

At times like this I’m my own worst enemyWhy did my inner demons come out to play?To dither and scoldTo time waste and wallowTo tie my hands and mind as time ticked away On the losing side of life’s tug … Continue reading

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Inadequate Mother Syndrome

When inadequate mother syndrome strikes I want to bang my head against the wall. In these moments of madness, my heart tells me I’m being stupid but my head just won’t listen and is up for a battle. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish Granted

Now that I’m approaching 30, now that I’m an adult, now that I have LLC I feel like I should feel like a grown up. But I don’t always. I don’t feel that different now from how I felt ten … Continue reading

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