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Confessions of a People-Pleasing, Recognition-Desiring Momma

“I think I might get the Sunshine Award tomorrow,” Micah, my third-grader, informs me one evening recently. My heart sinks. I happen to know that if he was the recipient of this award, I would already have been contacted by … Continue reading

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Out of Touch?

“Mommy!  Come quickly!  The TV is smoking!” Not quite able to wrap my mind around the words I’m hearing (The TV is smoking?!  What in the world must they mean?!), yet clearly hearing urgency in their voices, I quickly head towards the living room. … Continue reading

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Taking in the Weather

I woke up the morning of the election only to discover that I didn’t know who I was going to vote for that day. This is a scary confession for me to make.  Scary because some people may have judgmental reactions to this.  … Continue reading

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Elbow Grease

I can’t imagine life without my Swiffer Wet-Jet.  Seriously.  How did anyone ever keep their kitchen floors clean before the invention of this marvelous tool?  Mopping requires way too much work.  And scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees?!  … Continue reading

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Someone Has To Do It

I remember the moment I had a “mothering-change-of-heart.”  In Oprah’s words, an “aha moment.”  When I took hold of the reigns to be the mother I wanted my kids to have.  When I realized that a scheduled home, a secure … Continue reading

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The Story of Sea Glass…The Story of Me

I love sea glass.  I love its beauty, I love the mystery of what it was, I love the journey of its becoming what it is, and I love what it symbolizes to me. Sea glass is a broken piece … Continue reading

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Keeping These Things…

I am not my mother.  Yet, I am my mother’s daughter.  I can make a list of ways in which I am different from my mom.  Interests, personality traits, choices I’ve made.  At the same time, I can make a … Continue reading

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