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Sherri Kuhn
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Sherri Kuhn is a freelance writer, blogger and social media lurker. With a son in college and a daughter in high school, she always has something to write about. Sherri blogs from the heart -- with an occasional side of sarcasm and humor. Her writing has been featured on SheKnows, AllParenting, Moonfrye, Nickelodeon Parents Connect, Mamapedia and BlogHer -- and on her personal blog Old Tweener. She was chosen as a cast member for the 2012 Listen to Your Mother show in San Francisco. Sherri lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter and crazy yellow lab.

Entries by Sherri Kuhn

Why We Care About Pat Tillman

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:14 PM

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Moments of that day play in slow motion in my mind when I think back. Early May, 2002. The sun was shining so brightly for that early in May, teasing us with the possibility that summer might be just around the...

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The Best Milestone Birthday Celebration A Man Could Have

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 6:33 AM

The restaurant is crowded, unusually so for a Tuesday night. The waitress lets the specials roll off her tongue as she does on any other night, and we pretend to listen even though we've all chosen our main courses already.

Table for four. While this happens with amazing regularity at...

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The Hardest Gift

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 12:22 PM

I've seen her each morning this past week of summer. A little wisp of a girl on her brand-new big girl bicycle, shiny pink helmet guarding her head and a smile that won't stop.

Freedom. She tastes it -- possibly for the very first time. She rides up and down...

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My Wish for the Bride

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:40 AM

I watch them from my seat in the dimly lit ballroom, watch the sparkling lights dance on her gown as she spins. It's their first dance, and all eyes follow their gentle gliding across the floor. If only they could bottle this first dance and save it for later on...

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Why I Can't Get Rid of the Crayons

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:48 AM

I can't remember the very first box, although in hindsight, I think simply the purchase of it must have made me giddy.

Crayons. He's old enough for crayons.

In all of my enthusiasm for this super-exciting "next step" my son had graduated to, I...

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Life: The Sequel

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 6:59 PM

It's become a pattern, an annoying part of my personality that follows me into middle age, whether I am conscious of it or not.

Starting over.

Every new year, the first of every month, every Monday and even just every morning I feel my brain saying it.

...

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What Your Kid Really Needs to Learn in Kindergarten

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 12:24 PM

It seems these past few weeks that everywhere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the kids are heading back to school. Small people, medium-sized middle-schoolers and even a few college kids.

Which means about half of the mommy population is giddy and crowding the local Starbucks; the other half is left...

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Table for Two

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 10:51 AM

This is how we started out, after I do's were said, rice was thrown, gifts were opened and a long white satin dress was cleaned and stored away.

In a small apartment with little to call our own, our table for two was sometimes the couch; an...

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Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

(6) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 11:17 AM

He says I still have that new bride smell.

That man I exchanged I do's with almost 26 years ago... the man I promised to love and to cherish, to honor and cook for, and to continue to laugh at his potty humor until death do us part.

Twenty-six.

Wow.

...
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If You Give a Dad a Daughter

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 5:07 PM

If you give a dad a daughter...

he'll probably wonder what to do with her.

Especially if he's a man's man.

So he'll play catch with her, teach her to climb trees, and how to ride a bicycle.

Which seem like things a girl wouldn't like to do.

But she...

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Mother of the Graduate

(2) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 9:56 AM

It's happening again: Graduation season is upon us. For some of us with younger kids (or grandkids), the tiny cap and gown of a preschool graduation is sweet and brings smiles. But when those little ones get bigger, start shaving and can eat their weight in hot dogs, those mom...

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Wisdom Of The Middle Ages

(7) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 7:27 AM

When you are young, grandmothers seem so very old -- ancient, even. They favor knitting over Angry Birds, think texting is something you do on a skateboard, and prefer shopping at Sears for their "comfortable slacks" rather than snagging a pair of cute skinny jeans at GAP. When you are...

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Motherhood: Not for Sissies

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 3:48 PM

I saw you in the grocery store just yesterday. Yoga pants stained with something white, a not-so-perky ponytail riding a bit sideways on your head, and quite possibly wearing the same shirt you wore the previous day.

Our paths converged somewhere between the cold cuts and the feminine hygiene...

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When Middle Age Becomes A Reality Show

(48) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 7:18 AM

I see you sizing me up in the grocery store, you sweet young thing.

You may not be able to place this feeling quite yet, but I'll give it a name for you.

Envy.

I didn't get this way overnight you know. Turning into a late-40s goddess takes time and...

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Why I Will Never Commit A Felony

(16) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 5:33 AM

The pile of mail was deep yesterday -- deep enough that I didn't see the envelope at first glance. But the second pass through it caught my eye.

Jury Summons.

Naturally I assumed it was addressed to me, possibly my husband. Damn, I thought. I have so...

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How a Mammogram Saved My Valentine's Day

(40) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Young love is passionate and big -- the kind of love everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. The feeling that together, you can take on any challenges life throws in your path. Older love is built on the same passions, yet has more of a comfortable sweatshirt...

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Jean Envy

(47) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 6:15 AM

They mock me from the closet...from the low shelf, hidden under an old pair of flip-flops and a sweater that's missing a button.

The pair of Miss Me jeans with the bespangled back pockets (that is totally a word).

I bought them a few...

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