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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


The Struggle Of Motherhood

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Struggle Of Motherhood

For those of you who think you are alone in the struggle of motherhood, you are not. It is not even 10am and so far I have been not only awake for five hours but fairly busy other than the three times I tried to convince Amos to sit with me to watch Dowton Abbey and drink coffee. Me not him, but it proved fruitless at 5:07, 7:42 and most recently at 9:12. I have made 8 meals, fielded questions about the lack of food in the pantry, pretended the grocery store was closed and mixed water wi ..

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Just A Tuesday

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Just A Tuesday

For those of you who think you are alone in the struggle of motherhood, you are not. It is not even 10am and so far I have been not only awake for five hours but fairly busy other than the three times I tried to convince Amos to sit with me to watch Dowton Abbey and drink coffee. Me not him, but it proved fruitless at 5:07, 7:42 and most recently at 9:12. I have made 8 meals, fielded questions about the lack of food in the pantry, pretended the grocery store was closed and mixe ..

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The Calm Before The Storm

Monday, January 04, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Calm Before The Storm

I think having children opens up a world of wonder and love beyond our wildest imagination. With those gifts, comes hurt, worry, sorrow and potential horrific heartbreak. In my deepest part, as much as I longed to be a mother, there was a part of me that felt I could or should not offer myself up to such devastation. You see, I had watched my parents lose their only son as I simultaneously lost my brother, my only sibling. The word "only" is important to me in ways I can not adequat ..

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Top 5 Reasons to Vacation with My Parents/ Top 5 Reasons I Consume One Year's Worth of Alcohol While on Vacation with My Parents

Sunday, January 03, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Top 5 Reasons to Vacation with My Parents/ Top 5 Reasons I Consume One Year's Worth of Alcohol While on Vacation with My Parents

Top 5 Reasons to Vacation with My Parents 1. They have lodging in two of my most favorite places on earth, vastly different but full of memories and fun. One may think they were sneaky to do this as it is a great way to coax your daughter and her lovely family to see you. However, this could only be wishful thinking on my part as you have never seen such quick evacuations generally occurring soon after we have arrived. By soon, I mean < 6 hours. To be fair, we are currently on day nine w ..

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Vacation With My Parents

Sunday, January 03, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Vacation With My Parents

Top 5 Reasons to Vacation with My Parents/ Top 5 Reasons I Consume One Year's Worth of Alcohol While on Vacation with My Parents 1. They have lodging in two of my most favorite places on earth, vastly different but full of memories and fun. One may think they were sneaky to do this as it is a great way to coax your daughter and her lovely family to see you. However, this could only be wishful thinking on my part as you have never seen such quick evacuations generally occurring  ..

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Bad Presents

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Bad Presents

You ponder, you plan, you think, you plot, you purchase, and then on Christmas morning or really, by nearly 5pm on Christmas Day, you are struck with the realization that you have not chosen wisely. 1. Alexa My children have yelled and screamed song titles at a foreign woman living in a speaker and she blares a combination of music that would certainly drive anyone to curse excessively on Christmas Day. Shut Up & Dance with Me/ One Little Finger/ Let it Go. 2. Gizmo ..

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Thank You

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Thank You

This year, I took a grand leap and it has been the kindest thing I have ever gifted myself. Thank you. This year, I realized that the walls were closing in and I could tread water no longer and so, I gambled and rose to the surface though I was so scared of what I may find. Thank you. This year, I spilled my guts for all the world to see and for the most part, its' eyes welcomed my bittersweet truth. Thank you. This year, I fetched the part of my soul that longs for t ..

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Just A Mother

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Just A Mother

Do you work?.... Am I the only one that feels like I am being held at gun point when asked this question? I am not typically a hyper sensitive type (except when it relates to Amos) and I have been known to ask this question myself. However, there must be some deep rooted paranoia in me that is stemming from my own psyche largely and maybe the few passive aggressive types that I rarely come in contact with, you know who I am talking about. Instead of saying no, quite happily, I  ..

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My Pick A Path Life

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Pick A Path Life

Don't we wish, don't we all wish sometimes that life could be predictable, planned and just follow the path we created or chose? What would that even be like? Life certainly would be easier if we got what we wanted, right? I'm not sure. I do think in the shallowness of my soul that if my life could emulate an old school "pick a path" book, things would surely be much better. Simple even. How I loved my "pick a path" books! Obviously not for the choosing portion as that is alrea ..

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Processed Food Junkies

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Processed Food Junkies

My children are processed food junkies. January is the time of year when I, like most ambitious mothers, embrace a new dawn of healthful living. Oh the struggle, for myself and particularly for my people. I have engaged in these so called “food wars” for about eight years now, trying and failing too many times to count. In seeking help, I googled this topic and found a few suggestions that seemed directed specifically at my family. I have noted the three best offerings, for bet ..

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