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For Sandy Hook

Every night at dinner Little Darth stands up in his booster and reaches his chubby little arms around my neck. “Tisses Mama” he murmurs…and proceeds to kiss my face multiple times. Every night at dinner I recognize this as his … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne

So in an attempt to recover what’s left of my sanity reflect on the last 12 months and blog more regularly, I’ve decided to join #WEverb 12. I’m sure the writing will be very different that using the prompts that … Continue reading

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The Gift of Christmas

The Tweenager learned a valuable life lesson yesterday. He experienced something that very few people TRULY understand before they have children. It warmed this Momma’s heart on so many levels. For the first time, he’s decided that he wants to … Continue reading

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Oldies Station

I remember as a kid listening to the “oldies” station on the radio in the car. At the time “oldies” was music from the 50s and 60s–music from my parents’ generation. I enjoyed the music, but preferred my own, of … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” (Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden)   I feel … Continue reading

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One Is Silver and the Other Gold

When I was seven, I joined the Girl Scouts as a Brownie. I learned the classic Girl Scout song “Make New Friends”. For those of you who don’t now have the song stuck in your head (you’re welcome, by the … Continue reading

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To Everything, There is a Season(ing)

We’ve FINALLY hit some typical Fall weather in our fair city. After facing record highs this summer that threatened never to end, even into early September, I can’t say that I’m disappointed to see highs only in the 50s and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Do-What?

I love to write, I really do. It’s the main reason I started blogging so many years ago. Unfortunately, I would usually write when I felt inspired. While this led to some good reads, it also meant that months would … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

I have a friend who, in his motivational/educational presentations, would often bring up his dogs. He used them as examples of unconditional love. You know, always excited to see you arrive home after a long day. Thrilled when you show … Continue reading

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Works For Me Wednesday: Giving Again?

If you’ve been around my blog for any time or know me in real life, you know that I have three children. All boys. All.Boys. I love my crazy kids. The Tweenager is a sweet, sassy, musical, athletic eleven year-old, … Continue reading

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