By Any Other Name

I was named Holly Christensen at birth. Seven years later, I walked into a courthouse in Toledo, Ohio with my mother and her second husband of two years. I came out Holly Slusher. It was the early seventies and along with a name change, my official birth certificate was permanently altered deleting my biological father […]

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Best Laid Plans

6:30 a.m. On a Recent Saturday Morning  “You’re a good mom,” said Max. “Yeah, okay, right. But I need more balance. We all do.” We were in the parking lot at our local Starbucks and had just decided that I would, as previously planned, take all three of the younger kids to the Toledo Zoo, […]

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