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From My Window Seat: An Epic Year of Travel

Note: This post was a year in the making, and took hours of writing and formatting. I apologize for the length, but it was hard to edit down. Over the past many months I found myself in an extraordinary whirlwind … Continue reading

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When The U.N. Dissolves… So Do I

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students for the 2011-2012 school year. Denmark was a 17 yr old girl. China was a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our son (Little Man) and was 15 yrs old … Continue reading

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It Truly Takes a Village…

  When I chose the name Tales From the Motherland, two years before I ever started blogging, I did so because I’d begun to realize that my entire life is informed and influenced by having raised my children. My role … Continue reading

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Bravo! Let’s Get Real…

Hi, my name is Tales From the Motherland, and I’m addicted to reality.  Please don’t call me out for using the classic “meeting” hello; trust me, there will be plenty of opportunities to judge here. Those of you who are … Continue reading

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Build a House or Build a Marriage… Same Thing?

A friend and I were talking the other night about relationships— marriage, and how we advise/ nurture/support our daughters and young women we love, as they navigate waters that we entered a long, long time ago. While most of this … Continue reading

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Oh, Boy.

In the past month I’ve had the honor and pleasure of having reconnected with three young men, who I’ve known since they were boys. All three are friends of my son Middle Man’s, and I got to catch up with … Continue reading

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The Middle: Leftovers

This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard as I try to surround myself with … Continue reading

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