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Identification by Affiliation

It is somewhat amazing that not all of us Real Women are officially diagnosed with multiple personality disorders. As soon as we reach adulthood, we start accumulating roles and responsibilities and associations. Over time, we no longer become known as just … Continue reading

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Busy Signals

Busy – Adjective:  Actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime; not at leisure; otherwise engaged. Rarely do we hear Real Women say “I’m busy.”  Mostly because the term busy conjures up images of meeting deadlines at work, or … Continue reading

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Taking a Break From Adulting

I know I’m supposed to be a grown up. And most days I’m pretty successful at pulling it off. Like so many other Real Women, I run around taking care of people, being a good worker bee, maintaining our home, … Continue reading

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Ixnay the Ouldshays

This morning my dog was bugging me to go for a walk. Yes, really, he knows how to communicate this to me quite clearly. What can I say, he has me well trained. I did have a few things I … Continue reading

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Energy, Aisle 5

We call it Doing Rounds. When my BFF neighbor or I head out to run errands on a weekend, we’ll check in with each other to see if we can save the other one a trip somewhere.  Because we R.W.’s … Continue reading

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Needing to be Needed

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron Oh, sure, we all complain. We all get weary of feeling like we are being pulled … Continue reading

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The Cinderella Complex

As a general rule, we Real Women are carrying far more on our plates at any one time than we should. I imagine all of us walking around like some kind of octopus waitress, balancing dozens of plates heaped with … Continue reading

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