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AllisonSlaterTateI am a wife, a daughter, and a mother to four children as well as two crazy dogs. I am a Leo and decidedly ENFP. I consume way too much Diet Coke and French macarons. No judging. I write because I can’t not write. Also, because I am too disorganized to actually fill out baby books. This will have to do.

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"I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother."
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"Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born."

- Erma Bombeck

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Feb23

The Day Someone Threw Me a Rope

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  I can still remember where I sat on the floor in the room, the Southern California light pouring in that way it does, diagonally through the plate glass windows and...

Feb20

This Is 39

Posted on Feb 20 by

I am feeling my age. Age is a loaded word and concept, but in my case, what I mean is that I feel this year of 39 completely: this is not just another year in the life. When I...

Feb03

28 Days of Play!

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This month, I’m participating in the 28 Days of Play project over at Rachel Cedar’s You Plus Two Parenting & Beyond the Basics site. Rachel asked 30+ writers to...

Jan20

When He Doesn’t Love Me

Posted on Jan 20 by

“Have a good day,” I said as my firstborn stumbled out of the minivan door, significantly encumbered by a giant Jansport backpack loaded with textbooks and a lunchbox...

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