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How My Christmas Tree Became My Grief Counselor

You know that holiday advice for the broken-of-heart: create new traditions? It doesn’t really work for newly separated co-parents, like Tracie and me, who are trying to follow a different piece of advice: keep the kids’ lives as normal as possible.

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When Ali asks what she is, Syd tells her that she’s “Middle Earth Femme.” “Like a hobbit?” Ali asks. “No,” explains Syd, “like people who live under the subway. Like Mole-People Femme.” You know you have a good friend when she is honest about your subterranean mammal tendencies.

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