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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


This Year

Monday, December 31, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
This Year

I’m going to put on running shoes and sweat. I’m going to write, every day, and finish my first book. I’m going to start my first book. I’m going to not be in such a damn hurry. I’m going to notice cute naked fannies and not stress about potty training. I’m going to tickle more and yell less. I’m going to call my mom every day and my dad, too. I’m going to spend less than $400 a month on going out to eat/takeaway. I’m going to set the table. I’m going to actually fo ..

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Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media

Sunday, December 30, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media

1. Social media was not designed for children. A tween's underdeveloped frontal cortex can’t manage the distraction nor the temptations that come with social media use. 2. You can not teach the maturity that social media requires. I hear parents say that they want to teach their child to use social media appropriately, but their midbrains are not developed yet. Like trying to make clothes fit that are way too big, children will use social media inappropriately until they are ol ..

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Top Ten Secrets for Flying with Children

Friday, December 28, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Top Ten Secrets for Flying with Children

1. You must never ever act like you know how to break down a stroller. The bigger the better, as easier to convince the security person that you require a "self-check."This is a non advertised service by the TSA. A stern faced agent walks your stroller through a gate and uses a hand held scanner. That may be my best secret. 2. Airplane flights are not the time to get pious about electronics. Nope, wear blinders and valiantly ignore the children reading or playing cards, singing toge ..

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The Christmas Hangover

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Christmas Hangover

Ahhhh, for those of you who left your homes neat and tidy last night, maybe even exercised and had a shower, carved out some time for a few thank you notes- I am not your people, so keep stirring the wassail. For those of you who feel like you’ve been hit by a semi, while drunk, on a desolate highway, and then came to, realizing a band of naughty elves had ransacked your house (also drunk), and you wonder at what point your life became a total shit show? Well, you are home. Let ..

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Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Merry Christmas

Being a grown up on Christmas isn’t magical or surprising or thrilling. No, it’s even better. It’s pajamas and hover boards in the living room, brisk walks and pizza for dinner. It’s contentment in its best form, feels like exhaustion in a good way, and it’s the settling of the sea after the furtive tracking of the Christmas storm. It’s family and creating family and making memories and yummy drinks and memories. It’s laughing and choosing joy and wiping tears and remembering  ..

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Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve and though visions of sugarplums dance in my head, children argue over Xbox remotes and steal my phone. It’s Christmas Eve and though I planned a yummy breakfast, I served up some mini wheats in paper bowls. It’s Christmas Eve and when I mentioned going to church, my family acted like I was shipping them to prison- I mean, it’s Monday, they cried. It’s Christmas Eve and though I imagine a family bike ride, we are all splayed on the couch eating a Food Lio ..

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It’s the day before Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
It’s the day before Christmas.

I used to have these grand plans to be terribly organized. And then, I realized that I never was, never have been, and never will be that person. And so, I’m learning. I’m learning about presents. Giving less and a few things no one even asked for, one mentioned as an example of what said person absolutely does NOT want. Oh, well, life rarely delivers plans on a gold platter. I’m learning about fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated, though so often we do our damndest  ..

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Ten Signs that the Christmas Cluster is Kicking Your Ass

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ten Signs that the Christmas Cluster is Kicking Your Ass

1. You’re on an unnecessary buying spree. Weeks after you claimed this was the year of the minimalist, you’ve fallen victim to the little voice which says, “You need more!” 2. You’re dropping the f bomb. A lot. 3. You have consumed a donut and a cheeseburger within one hour. Before 11am. 4. The hours left for shipping countdown are causing heart palpitations and buying is cheaper than the emergency room. 5. Your favorite Christmas song is Mr. Grinch. 6. You unwrap  ..

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A Teenager

Saturday, December 22, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
A Teenager

I never dreamt of having a teenager. A baby, perhaps, but not much further. In the blink of an eye, that wee person turned toddler and if I squint my eyes and command my mind to remember, I can hear his three year old voice. Where did the last ten years go? They couldn’t have flown by because I was right there. Most every second and moment, I sat vigil, a witness, sometimes captive, but an eager passenger, nonetheless. And yet, it’s as if those days just tumbled off the eart ..

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Walking the Plank to Christmas Break

Friday, December 21, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Walking the Plank to Christmas Break

Yep. The last day of freedom to accomplish anything is evaporating as we speak. I am waving a white flag, to the powers that be, for suggestions next year. 1. Am I the only mother out there feeling totally insane and overwhelmed? Just say yes. If only to offer my crazed self camaraderie. 2. Christmas cards should be outlawed. The expense and the time required from start to finish perpetuate extreme insanity in the month of December, especially for people who forget to add t ..

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