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I used to be a Thomas expert and learned more about the Island of Sodor than I'd really care to admit. Now, we've moved onto Star Wars and ...

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Sarah Cody

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Moms, Admit It: Do the Holidays Make You A Grinch?

Moms, Admit It: Do the Holidays Make You A Grinch?

December 19, 2014

It was about 7 o'clock in the morning.  I had a batch of holiday biscotti, intended as a gift for teachers and neighbors, baking in the oven while wrapping paper adorned the kitchen table.  I was making a mental checklist of how I would orchestrate the day to get my work, shopping and classroom parties accomplished.  I was holding a hot iron, just unplugged after straightening school clothes, in my left hand and a wine glass, from the night before, to the right.  I ran down the stairs to start breakfast for the boys.  I slipped on the top step, careened down the stairs and ended-up in a pained heap in the front hallway.  I laid there and cried.


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