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What I Know About Sisters Now That I’m In My 40s

Here’s what I know about sisters in my 47th year: The truth will set you free I’ve been jealous of my younger sister, Gina, for as long as I can remember.  Well, that’s not completely true.  She did have a

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Will My Daughters Ever Love Each Other? aka Sibling Rivalry Ack

Clare and I were rolling around with our fat cat Marilyn Monroe on the bed I’ve been inhabiting with the flu for the last two days when Bridget came in to join us. Clare, “No, no!  You may not come

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Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

Bridget and I were lying in bed reading last night when she activated a sleeper cell to commit jihad against me. “Mommy, who’s prettier?  Me or Clare?” she asked casually. Clare is, of course, her older sister who callously exists.

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Sibling Rivalry: What do you mean there’s a new baby coming? (Gestation: 21 weeks)

Whaddaya mean you’re giving me a sibling? Today I lifted my shirt to show 18-month old Clare my belly. “There’s a baby sister in here for you,” I said. She finger-tipped a wooden “F” block and hurled it at my

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