Monthly Archives: September 2012

Super Model

Due for another appointment with the retina specialist, I went to Ramsey to pick Mom up and bring her to the doctor’s office in Wayne. Up in her room, Sugar* was helping Mom get dressed. Of all the gals who … Continue reading

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Rock Star

“Tracey, can you please talk to your mom?’ Oh God, what now? Mom had called an hour ago, and she was irrational and angry. She had hung up on me in disgust, unable to express the cause of her distress. … Continue reading

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The Toughest Talks: 8 Things You Have to Discuss with Your Parents

When you’re growing up, one of the toughest things your parents have to summon the guts to address is usually “the facts of life.” Telling your kid about sex is difficult for most folks, and it’s not exactly fun to … Continue reading

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