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Surfing Sunday 04.22

The last six weeks have really been a blur. April is always so crappy. The grief this month brings always takes an emotional and physical toll. And life doesn’t stop just because I want it to. My kids had softball, baseball, the science fair, chorus performances, dental and eye exams, birthday parties, playdates, etc, and…

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Surfing Sunday 04.15

Thank you, everyone, for the love last week. It’s been very hard for me to wrap my head around Maddie being gone for nine years. Grief is so emotionally and physically taxing…I kept myself very busy last weekend, which was what I needed to do. But I’ve been paying the price this week, physically. It’s amazing…

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Surfing Sunday 04.08

I’m writing this one (mostly) in advance because if the last nine years have taught me anything, it’s that the days after the hard milestones are often harder than the day of the actual milestone. [Edit: Yep. Feel like I got hit by a bus today.] But I’m certain that my friends, family, and all of…

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This April

Well. My least-favorite month of the year is here. April, I hate you so much. It’s nothing personal. The ninth anniversary of Madeline’s death is this Saturday. My friends are wonderful. They text me to check in, send jokes to make me smile, or little notes to let me know they’re thinking of us. I…

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Surfing Sunday 04.01

Happy Easter and happy Pesach to everyone celebrating this weekend! This past week was a crazy one for me. Not only were the kids out on Spring Break, I also started a new freelance job. By the time 6pm rolled around every day, I was BEAT. I’m looking forward to the kids going back to school this…

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