Category Archives: Family

Spousal amnesia, selective hearing, mind reading: marital communication by Christine Motta Faria

Back-story: We upgraded our 30-year old RV to a 20-year old RV. Mechanic-minded husband wants to go through new/old RV to make sure it is mechanically sound (even though we have ALREADY bought it) as I’m the one that will … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Our lack of connection with the people who serve – By Christine Motta Faria

“For all of you, I ask that the next time you see a service member or veteran, thank them. Know that they stand tall for you. Know that they are the face of America in many regions, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? By Christine Motta Faria

Over 45 and pregnant? Oh, what have I done? I was sitting in the doctor’s office. Waiting for the results of the pregnancy test. Did you catch it … my most recent race entry put me in the 45-49 year-old bracket.   I … Continue reading

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The Utter Aloneness of Infertility – By Christine Motta Faria

It’s been so long now, I can’t remember most of the drugs, the procedures, and even why I wanted to have a baby so badly. It took awhile, but I don’t cringe anymore when every conversation with a new acquaintance … Continue reading

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Winter storm or terrorist attack? Minimum preparedness for somewhat responsible adults by Christine Motta Faria

Winter storm or terrorist attack? Minimum preparedness for somewhat responsible adults I was starving when I remembered the earthquake stash in my car … The granola bars were bricks, the peanuts rancid and four years expired. Okay, I wasn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Timeless Wisdom from the Little River Band

Timeless Wisdom from the Little River Band We ran through the mud, our red tutus flouncing …  when I saw him struggling down the trail.     We were about ¾ of the way done with the 10K, heading down the ravine, … Continue reading

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Where are you mama? I just need to know.

Where are you mama? I just need to know. It’s mid-October and the leaves on our ornamental pear tree are still green. Not surprising; it’s normally the last tree to hold out, to turn color and lose its leaves. Every year, … Continue reading

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