Hope in the New Year

I recently took a really, really deep breath. I am certain I am not alone in the deep breath crowd. The holidays are fun, but wow, they nearly kill me every year. I hesitate to say that out loud because I never want my children to think I hate the holidays or that they themselves…

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Midlife, Chaos, and Snacks

As we sat around Friday night, discussing constipation, spinning vinyl, and indulging in salty snacks in the form of Velveeta and such, I knew we had finally made it…that point in life we hear about when we are young…promised to be full of excitement, chaos, and dramatic decisions. We are here. It’s midlife. And it’s…

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Interview…”Embrace Your Family Dynamic “

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Dust Off Your Goals

 I like to joke about having three teenagers and a tween in my house, and people tend to gasp when they hear it. But the truth is, they are an absolute joy at this age, and I am in no hurry for it to end. Sure, the hallway often smells like a few bottles…

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Saying Goodbye to The Tooth Fairy

Charlotte named her most recent loose tooth, Gerald. He took so long to come out, she got a little attached. She brought him to me in a ziplock, as I lay in bed wondering why there was a ziplock hanging over my face. She suggested I just give her the dollar, or better yet a…

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Unstoppable Strength

I just received the news from a dear friend…his mother has passed. From what I heard, an angel on earth, full of spunk, love, and a great sense of humor, has left us. I never had the honor of meeting her, but I sure enjoyed the stories of her strength, and contagiously joyful spirit. She…

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The Friendship of a Daughter

If you are lovingly following along on my motherhood/midlife journey, you may have figured out that my oldest daughter, has blessed me with a grandchild…oh and her husband helped. Let’s give credit where credit is due, shall we? My beauty, Carolann, recently had her 26th birthday. Not sure how that is possible since I am…

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The Slow Break Up

I’ve heard it said that raising a son is like a slow, painful break up. I have to agree with that. Today my Luke is 17. I’ll say, my, until it is no longer appropriate. i.e…when a woman steals his heart. He stole mine 17 years ago. Thank you for humoring me six times a…

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Lock Down and Slow Down

I planned on journaling every day during our shelter in place, but that hasn’t happened. I also planned on cleaning out closets, handing each child a stack of great literature to read, and reading some myself…also has not happened. Like most things in life, my pandemic stage is not turning out as planned. I am…

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Pacing The Floors and Learning To Streak

When trying to stalk your teenage son, to find out his whereabouts…you’ve got to be clever. You’ve got to think like a teenage boy, so he is not embarrassed by you. Here are some tactics I have found to work like a charm when my son is out and about with friends, and I am…

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