marriage-and-divorce
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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING When I first read about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s “Conscious Uncoupling,” I guess I wasn’t surprised.  The Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward long-haul marriages seem the absolute exception to the Hollywood rule.  Most every celebrity coupling today seems to have a shelf life of about one or two kids. […]

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refreshgiveaway2
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Giveaway starts today, March 5th It was high time for a website makeover and the long winter days, giant snow drifts and cold temps provided me the perfect time to do it. Let me know what you think! To enter the Giveaway CLICK HERE.       leewoodruff.com     facebook.com/leemwoodruff   twitter.com/leeMWoodruff

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newblog
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In the coming months, I’ll continue to write about some of my favorite themes: friendship, marriage, parenting, girlfriends, caregiving, juggling and those in-an-instant life-changing moments – good and bad – that make up our perfectly imperfect lives. But heading into 2014, one thing was crystal clear. It was time for a fresh look. My website […]

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awarriormom
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 “When you become a parent, you might as well just open a vein.”  I’ve long forgotten who said that to me, but as a mother, I immediately understood.  Parenthood abruptly catapults one into the realization of how many ways you can fail at protecting your child from life’s randomness.  Before you, at all times, one […]

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glassybaby
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Oct-2013

Lung cancer.  That will stop a conversation.  More than any of the frightening medical diagnoses, that one seems extra ominous.  Someone utters the words “lung cancer” and I think of devastating, almost insurmountable odds.   At the age of 32, that’s what Lee Rhodes was told when she learned that her worrisome symptoms were actually […]

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remarkable
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Things come in bunches.  And so this spring was a season of loss when first a friend passed away, then my mother-in-law, and finally another extraordinary woman, whom I actually only met three times in person, but who impacted the world in important and aspirational ways. The remarkable Helen Persson was 95 years old when […]

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Excerpt from Ladies Home Journal, LHJ.com/Community/Your Stories Okay, I’ll say it: After four kids and 25 years of marriage, it’s not easy to get in the mood for sex. My husband would disagree. I can give you the play-by-play of my first date with the man I married: the Greenwich Village restaurant, our heads tilted in conversation […]

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When I joined my DNA with my husband’s, there were many unanswered questions. Would my recessive blonde genes triumph over his green eyes and dark hair?  Would our kids inherit his more mathematical and logical mind?  Would his laid back attitude trump my more tightly wired list-making one?  No matter. Those were all things we […]

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These are some of the things I know to be true about my mother-in law: She believed without a doubt that her four sons were perfect.  And even if they weren’t, she never said otherwise in public.     She taught me to set up the coffee maker in the evening so all you had […]

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It’s summer time.  And that means I’m going to be just a little bit quiet for the next eight weeks. It’s time to finish this next novel that’s dragged on like a bad cold for the past two years.  The book tour in the fall and then on the road again in the first of […]

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