Childhood
Leah

Hoops, Memories and Community: A Basketball Story

I am not a sports person. Most people who know me will tell you that words “Leah” and “sports” are far from synonymous, especially when

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About Me
Leah

Advice to my 16-Year-Old Self

Me at age 16 (It’s the best I could do) Last month I had the great pleasure of seeing my musical hero, Mary Chapin Carpenter,

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Childhood
Leah

My Mom, My Musical Foundation

This photo of me at 22-months old (not even 2 years) shows exactly how far back music has been in my life. According to my

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Childhood
Leah

My Adventures as a Generation X Parent Raising an iGeneration Kid

I am a proud member of Generation X. I was born in 1975, making me 43-years-old. My formative years were the late 1980s and early

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Childhood
Leah

A Tribute to My Dad Through the Songs of Harry Chapin

I’d venture to guess that, unless you’re a fan of 1970s folk music, you’ve probably never heard much about or listened to Harry Chapin. This

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About Me
Leah

A Look Through the Memories in My Childhood Scrapbooks

I’ve always thought of myself as a collector of memories, not necessarily things. The exception is when the things are symbolic of the memory itself.

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Childhood
Leah

The Lost Art of the Letter

Sophie and I spent this week prepping the Valentines for today’s class party. In the midst of our work, she casually mentioned to me she

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Childhood
Leah

The Day the Apple Computer Changed My Life

“Mom, who exactly is Steve Jobs?” Sophie asked as we were watching the Golden Globe Awards. “He’s the man who invented Apple, ” I said.

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Childhood
Leah

Accepting the Body I Cannot Change

This is a sensitive topic for me and I hesitated even sharing it as a post. But I remembered this is my personal space, and

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