The Tales.

Ten Things Women Want for Christmas or Hanukkah

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

1. A weekend alone in the house. I know, it’s so cheap and yet, you could be the hero that saved the holidays. 2. A weekend alone somewhere good. Now,…

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Grieving Normalcy

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

I do, you know. Grieve the long ago normalcy that flowed through my veins as I moved through my days, my life, unaware of the ease that surrounded me. Normal…

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Birthday Eve

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Third birthdays have always passed by me rather unaware for the other children in our family. I have little remembrance other than memories spawned by photographs, though there are fewer…

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Superior Food Mom Quotes

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

I have no need to justify my poor decisions. I am fully aware that I am a sub par mother and a wimp who is just that, a wimp, a…

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This Year

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

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…

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Boy Power

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Boyhood. It is, you know. The stage we are in right now with my middle son, the one that is a year and a half younger than his older brother…

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Dear Alicia

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

I quite like it when someone reaches out to share a compliment regarding my children and so, I’m extending the same courtesy to you. We mothers, no matter our background,…

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We Meet Again

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Kamal. It has been nearly a year since our chance encounter last winter. It was a cold winter day at Raleigh-Durham International Airport when I met the man with kind…

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Christmas Eve

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

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…

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Playing Catch Up

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

It’s a game that sounds fun in theory, but I’ve decided it’s more liken to a deep dark rabbit hole. Special needs parents know this cyclical game better than anyone,…

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