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A Trio of Poetic Light

There was a girl who thought of a life she once had-the darkest of moons,a vertical coast driftingalong a scattered memory.Where does she belong?Does she stay or go?The light that answered her turned into a guessing game.Playing on a whim to only move three ahead and be knocked back down to zero.Starting from the beginning…

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How to be Pawsitive in a Pandemic

I was watching the news one morning in the height of the pandemic amidst other violent happenings around the world. Death was pouring from the TV screen. So much heartache. My daughter starts to giggle loudly and when I look at her I see my pug Finn licking her on the cheek. Laughter. Smiles. It…

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Child CPR: It might save your baby’s life (or someone else’s)

I turned my eyes away for that one second. I heard that awful noise. What could she have gotten into in a room we baby proofed before she was even born? Paper. A piece of an instruction pamphlet from one of her toys. She ate the corner of it and it was stuck on the…

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Self-Improvement During a Pandemic

Isolated. Withdrawn. Lonely. Afraid. Hopeless. Almost everyone has felt one of these or all of these feelings in the past six months. What’s funny is that I felt some of these same feelings when I became a mom. The new mom (& dad) anxiety is real and living through it during a pandemic can be…

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Dog Friendly Eats on The Cape

I don’t know about you, but I feel like my dogs have also felt the isolation anxiety during the pandemic. We were mostly inside for three months until things started getting back to the new normal. We only did shorts walks around the neighborhood and the backyard. So, when it was finally safe to be…

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Living the New Normal on Cape Cod

My daughter is in line with me at Target and smiles at all the masked faces she sees. This is the new normal and she is accustomed to it at only 9 months old. She waves gently and admires the brighter colored masks. Even though everyone’s smiles are covered, I can still see them and…

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Even Majestic Creatures Have Sensitive Skin

I carried my daughter Alyda to bed and gently stroked her hair. I instantly felt a scaley patch of skin on the top of her head. “What the heck is this?”, I thought. Do babies shed skin? Why is it a pale yellow? All of these new mom thoughts went racing through my head. I…

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How to Prepare Your Furbabies for Your Baby

There was no doubt in my mind that my dogs would absolutely LOVE my daughter. They follow her around now like they used to do to me. If she cries, they are concerned for her well being. They lick her tears away. They let her experiment with patting and grabbing their fur. They wait by…

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Cape Cod Key Lime Pie

One of my other passions that I will share with you from time to time is baking. I love to bake! I decided to share a twist on a beach pie. It’s the perfect amount of everything for your tastebuds. From the sweet, tart, and salty. If the sky opened up and decided to rain…

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The Stray: Part I

When I woke up this morning I could sense that something was going to go horribly wrong. The earth felt off balance. I put two different sneakers on, forgot one of my client’s keys, and didn’t have time to get coffee. My schedule is so tight that I needed to get right to work. At…

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